A former officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Liaquat Qaimkhani, has been remanded into NAB custody for 14 days.
He was presented before Islamabad Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir. He was arrested on Wednesday by a NAB Rawalpindi team in Karachi. NAB was granted transit remand to bring him to Rawalpindi and on Saturday, a Rawalpindi accountability court granted two-day transit remand to take him to Islamabad.
Liaquat Qaimkhani, the former director-general of KMC’s parks division, is accused of illegally allotting land in Karachi’s Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim to Galaxy International. That land was then used to construct the Bahria Icon Tower. Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim is a public park.
Qaimkhani will be presented before the court again on October 7 by NAB’s Rawalpindi. During the hearing, Qaimkhani denied the allegations against him and said his signature wasn’t in a single document. He claimed NAB had no evidence.