KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that what steps are being taken to arrest former minister for ports and shipping and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Baber Ghauri in a case pertaining to Rs2.8billion corruption in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
A division bench was hearing bail pleas of KPT ex-general manager Rauf Akhtar Farooqui and others who had moved the court asking for the bail.
The NAB prosecutor informed the judges that the enquiry had been completed and the reference will be filed in the accountability court soon.
The court was informed that Ghauri, who was serving as minister for ports and shipping at the time of the alleged offense, will also be nominated in the reference.
According to NAB, the accused persons in connivance with each other had illegally regularized 940 employees, causing Rs2.8billion loss to the national exchequer. The NAB prosecutor had requested the court to turn down bail pleas, maintaining that there were concrete pieces of evidence against the suspects.