KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi’s investigation team arrested the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s former Director-General for Parks and Horticulture Liaquat Ali from Karachi in the fake bank accounts case over alleged illegal allotment of Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim land.
According to the notification issued by the NAB, KMC’s former Parks and Horticulture DG Liaquat Ali’s house was raided and eight cars, weapons, property files, jewellery and KMC’s official records were seized. The notification also stated that the accused is currently serving as an adviser to Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar. He has received several awards by former presidents of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and Pervez Musharraf.
Of the 243 other objects seized from the house, the NAB said that the items included jewellery, cars and other valuables whose estimated value ran into millions of rupees.
Besides, Dirhams, Riyals and other foreign and local currency have also been seized from the accused.
According to sources affiliated with the NAB, Liaquat Ali will be transferred to NAB Rawalpindi after his transit remand is acquired from Karachi’s accountability court. Big names are expected to be revealed during the accused’s interrogation.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2019.