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Probe against Kamran Michael completed: NAB

Probe against Kamran Michael completed: NAB

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) that investigation against the former ports minister Kamran Michael and his accomplices in the misuse of authority case has been completed and a reference has been sent to bureau’s chairman Justice ® Javed Iqbal for approval.

To this, the court bench – which was hearing the bail plea of Michael in the said case – adjourned hearing until August 22.

Kamran Michael, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart, is accused of illegally allotting three commercial and residential apartment plots in prime locations of KPT Cooperative Housing Society (Mai Kolachi area) in Karachi to his favorites, and receiving huge sums in return.

An inquiry was ordered against Michael in January 2018 for alleged misuse of his authority. The anti-corruption watchdog arrested him on February 8.

Following the arrest, the bureau said that the “former federal minister abused his authority by influencing the officials to carry out his illegal orders of making allotments in 2013,” adding that the trio of plots are worth Rs1.05 billion.

A few days ago, the SHC had suspended interim bails of Michael and co-accused in the case.