ISLAMABAD, July 03, 2018: NAB has arrested Muhammad Javed Hanif former Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT). Accused was wanted in an investigation against officers of KPT on the charges of corruption, corrupt practices and abuse of authority for illegally appointing 940 employees in KPT in connivance with Babar Ghauri the then Minister Ports and Shipping.
The appointments were made in violation of KPT law, rules and regulations. This huge number of appointments was made without advertisement of vacancies, competitive process, age criteria, medical examination of appointees and in violation of basic codal formalities. The illegal appointments resulted in loss to national exchequer to the tune of Rs 2.8 billion. The accused would be produced before Accountability Court Karachi for physical remand.