Haven't fled, will return to Pakistan soon: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Asif has rejected reports of him fleeing abroad and said that he is in the US to meet his daughters and will return to Pakistan soon.

Speaking to media, Asif said, “I am in the US at the moment visiting my daughters and will return soon”.

He added that media reports regarding him fleeing were baseless.

The former foreign minister’s family is already in the US, whom he joined two weeks ago after being asked to stay back by former premier Nawaz Sharif. However, reports stating that Asif fled the country to avoid being caught by National Accountability Bureau have been floating around.

Asif is under investigation for money laundering and alleged corruption in the Nandipur power project.