Liaquat Qaimkhani: A Billionaire Gardener

Liaquat Ali Khan Qaimkhani was recently arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for his alleged involvement in the allotment of the Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim land to Bahria Icon Tower and embezzlement of billions of rupees in KMC’s park funds in his tenure.

Liaquat Qaimkhani is from Jhuddo,Mirpurkhas district. He was first appointed as an assistant director in KMC’s parks department during the tenure of former prime minister Muhammad Khan Junejo . His first residence in Karachi was KMC’s quarters.

Liaquat Qaimkhani then promoted to the post of director-general of the parks department. He held the post for 10 years. Naimatullah Khan Advocate and Mustafa Kamal served as the City Nazims during this period.

He was honoured with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2008 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2011 when PPP was in power in federal.

Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim has been inaugurated twice: first by former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf when Mustafa  Kamal was city nazim and then recently in March, this year by Prime Minister Imran Khan with Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar.

The 20 grade officer retired from the post of parks director-general in 2011 and was serving as an “adviser” to Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar in recent days.

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