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KPT Reference: Court issues Rauf Farooqui’s non-bailable arrest warrant

KARACHI: An accountability court on Monday heard Karachi Port Trust (KPT) corruption reference against accused former federal minister Babar Ghauri, Javed Hanif and other MQM leaders. The court in its hearing of around Rs. 2.75 billion corruption case issued non-bailable arrest warrants of former administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui due to his absence in hearing. The court ordered arrest of Farooqui and producing him before it in the hearing of case on January 21. Former federal minister Babar Ghauri and eight other…

Court hears KPT corruption reference against Babar Ghauri, others

KARACHI: An accountability court on Monday heard Karachi Port Trust (KPT) corruption reference against accused MQM leaders Babar Ghauri, Javed Hanif and others. Former federal minister Babar Ghauri and eight other accused have been nominated in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) corruption reference. Member Sindh Assembly Javed Hanif, Rauf Akhtar Farooqui and other accused were present in the court during the hearing. The NAB prosecutor informed the court that the bureau has initiated proceedings to declare…

Charges framed against accused in KPT graft case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday framed charges against accused MQM leaders in a corruption case of around Rs three billion in Karachi Port Trust (KPT). Former federal minister Babar Ghauri and eight other accused have been nominated in the National Accountability Bureau corruption reference. Member Sindh Assembly Javed Hanif, Rauf Akhtar Farooqui and other accused were present in the court during the hearing. The accused denied the NAB charge-sheet against them. The accountability judge summoned the…

Arrest warrants for Babar Ghauri issued in KPT corruption case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Babar Ghauri in a case related to illegal appointments in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT). The ex-minister is facing charges of Rs 2.8 billion corruption in the KPT. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), eight men, including Ghauri, in connivance with each other had illegally regularised 940 employees of KPT, causing Rs2.8bn loss to the national exchequer. After…

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), ARY News reported. 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…

Arshad Vohra, Babar Ghauri used KKF account to send money to Altaf Hussain, court told

KARACHI: Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra and other MQM leaders including Babar Ghauri used to send Pakistani and Indian funds to MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told a court on Tuesday. FIA had registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder in connection with money laundering charges at the department’s state bank circle. The petitioner accused the party leaders of transferring money to Altaf Hussain’s account using Khildmat-e-Khalq Foundation, MQM's charity…