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Thursday Sep 19 2019

NAB Karachi’s raid at former DG Parks' house yields luxury cars, gold, weapons

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Karachi chapter carried out a raid at the residence of the former parks and horticulture director-general, Liaquat Ali Qaimkhani, on Thursday, culminating in the anti-graft watchdog seizing various valuables, including luxury cars, gold, and weapons.

Qaimkhani, an adviser to Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar currently embroiled in the NAB's fake accounts case, was living in an opulent palace-like residence — worth millions and sporting sprawling lawns and a swimming pool.

Among valuables recovered from the former DG Parks' house were eight imported luxury cars, gold bangles and necklaces, diamond jewellery, files upon files of properties, weapons, and two lockers.

A day prior, Qaimkhani was arrested but a three-day transit remand was approved for him. When asked by a journalist how someone earning Rs1.5 million a year could afford such luxuries, the former DG Parks said he belonged to a landlord family and that that was his ancestral home.