KARACHI: An accountability court in Karachi formally charged Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal on Saturday for misuse of his authority as a mayor by allotting about one hundred plots to favour a private construction company in Sea View area of Karachi.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) accused the former Karachi mayor of allowing DG Builders to construct buildings on the plots spread over 5,500 acres. The accountability watchdog said the land was first leashed to hawkers and shopkeepers in 1980, before they were handed over to the private builder.
Numerous other Sindh government officers are also indicted along Kamal in the case including former Sindh Building Control Authority Director General Iftikhar Qaimkhani, Fazalur Rehman, Mumtaz Haider, Nazeer Zardari, Muhammad Yaqoob, Muhammad Irfan, and Muhammad Rafiq.
The ex-mayor has pleaded not guilty following which the court has summoned witnesses on the next hearing.
The PSP chairman has denied all the allegations saying that he could be hanged at a public place if corruption of even a single penny was established against him.