Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected bail petitions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MPA Javed Hanif and other suspects on Friday in a case of illegal appointments in the Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
A bench of Sindh high Court dismissed the bail petitions of former KPT chairman Javed Hanif, Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, Mahmood Sharif, and Haji Muhammad.
However two accomplices named Amir Ali Brohi and Muhammad Iqbal were granted bail.
Earlier National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Javed Hanif from his residence in Karachi over his suspicion involvement in corrupt practices and misuse of power. He illegally appointed 940 employees in KPT against the will of the then minister of ports and shipping Babar Ghauri, inflicting a loss of billions to the economy.
The appointments made violated the law, rules and regulations and without any legal process, age limit and medical examination.
Previously, an accountability court in Karachi had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Babar Ghauri for the alleged involvement in the same case.