Court approves five-day transit remand of PML-N Senator Kamran Michael

NAB, transit remand, PML-N, Senator, Kamran Michael
09 Feb, 2019 3:43 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court approved the transit remand of PML-N Senator and former minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael for five days.

After the approval of the transit remand, a NAB team took him to Karachi.

The NAB had arrested Kamran Michael on the charges of illegal allotment of plots and misuse of authority.

Earlier, the NAB spokesperson termed the arrest of Kamran Michael a ‘major breakthrough’, saying that Michael has been accused of illegally allotting three commercial and residential apartment plots in prime locations of KPT Cooperative Housing Society (Mai Kolachi area) in Karachi to his favourites, against which he allegedly received a huge sum.

“The former federal minister abused his authority by influencing the officials to carry out his illegal orders of making allotments in 2013,” said the NAB official, adding that the trio of plots are worth Rs1.05 billion.

The evidence against Michael, NAB Karachi says, was unearthed during their investigation into a corruption reference filed in a separate probe involving 16 other plots.

Micheal was the minister for Ports and Shipping between 2013 and 2016. He had held several other portfolios as well in federal cabinets across different tenures.

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