KARACHI: An Accountability Court on Saturday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Babar Ghauri in a reference pertaining to Rs2.8 billion corruption in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has alleged in the reference filed on the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) orders that eight men, including Ghauri, in connivance with each other had illegally regularised 940 employees of KPT, causing Rs2.8bn loss to the national exchequer.
The court on Saturday issued a non-bailable arrest warrants for Ghauri and adjourned hearing till October 17.
NAB had first raised the issue with the SHC which had directed that a reference on the matter be filed in the Accountability Court by August 8.
Earlier, the SHC had directed NAB to arrest Ghauri as part of the investigation.
“What had NAB done to arrest Ghauri and others? If some accused persons are still absconding, they should be arrested,” a member of the SHC bench had remarked at the time.