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Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against MQM’s Babar Ghauri

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against MQM’s Babar Ghauri

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday issued arrest warrants against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Babar Ghauri in case pertaining to illegal appointments in Karachi Port Trust (KPT).

According to details, the court while approving a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former Minister Ports and Shipping Babar Ghauri and other accused in the case.

According to the reference filed by the anti-graft authority, KPT chief Javed Hanif in his capacity as the then KPT chairman misused his official authority and made illegal appointments of 940 employees in the KPT with the connivance of Babar Ghauri.

NAB claims that the appointments were made in violation of KPT law, rules and regulations and resulted in loss to national exchequer to the tune of Rs 2.8 billion.

NAB had arrested Muhammad Javed Hanif in the case on July 3.