Pakistan orders 9-day custody for member of ruling party

Pakistan orders senior politician from prime minister's party be held in custody for 9 days

LAHORE, Pakistan -- A Pakistani court has ordered that a senior politician from Prime Minister Imran Khan's ruling party be held in custody for nine days so that an anti-graft body can question him on corruption allegations.

Thursday's development comes a day after the National Accountability Bureau arrested the provincial minister for local bodies, Abdul Aleem Khan, on suspicion that he possesses assets "beyond his known sources."

Khan resigned his post, vowing to fight the charges and denying any wrongdoing.