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NAB seeks time to file reference against ex-KPT chairman

KARACHI: An accountability court on Monday expressed displeasure over the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for failing to file a reference against former Karachi Port Trust (KPT) chairman Muhammad Javed Hanif who has been arrested for his alleged involvement in illegal appointments. The investigation officer informed the judge that the reference has been prepared and sent to NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal for approval. He said the Bureau is to arrest another accused former Minister of Port and Shipping…

NAB arrests former KPT chairman over illegal appointments

KARACHI: Former Karachi Port Trust (KPT) chairman Muhammad Javed Hanif was arrested by The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday from his residence, according to a press release issued by the bureau. "The accused was wanted in an investigation on charges of corruption, corrupt practices and abuse of authority for illegally appointing 940 employees in KPT in connivance with Babar Ghauri, the then minister for ports and shipping," the press release stated. According to the statement the appointments were made…