Former DG Parks Liaquat Qaimkhani remanded into NAB custody for 14 days

Former Director-General Parks at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Liaquat Qaimkhani was on Monday remanded to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for 14 days.

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The ex-DG Parks was presented before an accountability court in Islamabad in relation to the remand today. NAB team in Karachi had arrested Qaimkhani last week.

NAB had earlier been granted permission to bring the arrested to Rawalpindi and on Saturday, a Rawalpindi accountability court granted two-day transit remand to take him to Islamabad.

Qaimkhani is accused of illegally allotting land in Karachi’s Bagh Ibne Qasim to Galaxy International. That land was then used to construct the Bahria Icon Tower. Bagh Ibne Qasim is a public park in Karachi’s Clifton.

Qaimkhani, according to the statement released by NAB after his arrest, was involved in setting up 71 ghost parks in Karachi over a period of twenty years

According to the details provided by NAB, the luxury items recovered from the residence of Qaimkhani during a raid last week were worth Rs10 billion, while jewelry items seized from the house were worth Rs150 million.

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