Accountability Court approves reference for hearing against former KPT chairman, others

By: News Desk      Published: 11:17 AM, 28 Jun, 2021
Accountability Court approves reference for hearing against former KPT chairman, others
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An Accountability Court in Karachi Monday approved a reference for hearing against former chairman of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) vice admiral (retd) Ahmed Hayat, and others for allegedly allotting the state land illegally, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Accountability Court has issued notices to all involved in the case. The court approved a reference against former vice admiral (rtd) Ahmed Hayat, former General Manager at Karachi Port Trust Brigadier (retd) Syed Jamshsed Zaidi and others.

NAB said that the accused illegally allotted KPT land to the International Containers Terminal that caused Rs21.65 billion losses to the national exchequer. The other accused involved are CEO International Container Terminal and Khuram Abbas.

In February 2019, the Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) approved the filing of three corruption references, including a reference against former chairman of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) vice admiral (retd) Ahmed Hayat, and others for allegedly allotting the state land illegally, thus causing Rs21.65 billion losses to the national kitty.

Reporter Waqas Khan

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