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SHC approves after arrest bail of Kamran Michael

SHC approves after arrest bail of Kamran Michael

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) granted after arrest bail to suspect Kamran Michael, former federal minister for ports and shipping, who was arrested for illegal allotment of KPT lands getting huge bribe money.

On 8 November 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh announced verdict on bail petition which was reserved by this court earlier after conclusion of final arguments from both sides.

According to the NAB officials, NAB Karachi had arrested Kamran Michael from Lahore in corruption case, for illegally allotting three commercial and flat site plots of prime locations of KPT cooperative housing society (Mai Kolachi area) Karachi to his favourites, against which he received huge bribe money.

Court also was informed that the former minister abused his authority by influencing the officials to carry out illegal orders of making allotments in 2013 and he has remained minister for ports and shipping during 2013 to 2016, which he has held other portfolios as well in federal cabinet during different tenures. NAB officials also informed that a corruption reference with respect to 16 such plots was already filed by NAB Karachi, in which evidence against Kamran Michael for receiving bribe was unearthed during further investigation in the case.