NAB arrests ex-minister Kamran Michael in corruption case

NAB arrests ex-minister Kamran Michael in corruption case

Karachi (Staff Report): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday arrested former minister for ports and shipping Kamran Michael in a corruption case.

Kanran, who was a minister in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) govt, will be charged by NAB’s Karachi division for illegally allotting commercial and residential plots of KPT Cooperative Housing Society (Mai Kolachi) Karachi to his favourites.

According to a NAB statement, the former minister is accused of misusing his authority and he allegedly influenced officials to carry out the illegal allotments in 2013.

The plots are worth Rs1.05 billion, the statement added.

The NAB statement further said that a corruption reference, with respect to 16 such plots was already filed by NAB Karachi in which evidence against Kamran Michael of receiving bribe was unearthed during further investigation.

Michael was arrested from Lahore. He remained the minister between 2013 and 2016.

Earlier this week, NAB arrested Punjab minister Aleem Khan, a senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The bureau has also arrested PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif, Saad and Salman Rafique in corruption cases.