Bail pleas by MQM-P, others rejected by SHC in KPT corruption case

Petitions, filed by the MPA of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Javed Hanif and other suspects in the Sindh High Court seeking bail, have been rejected on Friday in a case pertaining to illegal appointments in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT).

The Sindh High Court’s bench have rejected the bail pleas of Javid Hanif, former KPT chairman, Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, Mahmood Sharif, andHaji Muhammad.

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The high court, however, granted bail to their accomplices, including Amir Ali Brohi and Muhammad Iqbal.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has detained Mr Hanif earlier from his residence in Karachi for his alleged involvement in the corrupt practices and use of his power for illegal 940 appointments in KPT with the help of then minister of ports and shipping Babar Ghauri. Billions of rupees from the national exchequer have been lost due to these kinds of practices.

The appointments were said to be made in violation of the relevant laws, rules and regulations and without advertisement of vacancies, legal process, age criteria, and medical examination of appointees.

Earlier, an accountability court in Karachi had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Babar Ghauri in the same case.

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