Saturday Sep 15, 2018
KARACHI: A court issued arrest orders for Babar Ghauri on Saturday after NAB filed a corruption reference was filed against the former minister for ports and shipping.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has opened an investigation into alleged corruption of billions of rupees against the former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader.
In addition to Ghauri, former chairman of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Javaid Hanif and eight others have been named in the corruption reference.
According to the reference, those named in the reference are accused of illegal appointments of 940 people in KPT causing losses amounting to Rs2.885 billion to the national exchequer.
Ghauri had quit the MQM in 2017.