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Former Pakistan minister and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Babar Khan Ghori was arrested by the police from Jinnah International Airport on Monday night. He is facing charges of money laundering and terror financing.
A senior official confirmed the arrest of Gauri, who returned from exile in the US after seven years, although he did not share further details, Dawn newspaper reported. The former minister of ports and shipping was given two weeks protection from arrest by the court in a corruption, money laundering and terror financing case.
Gauri announced her return to Pakistan in compliance with the Sindh High Court order, but did not divulge further details about her future plans. Last month, Gauri, in a petition filed in the Sindh High Court through her lawyer, had said that she is presently abroad and wants to return and surrender before the trial court.
Altaf Hussain has also been made accused
Along with Gauri, MQM founder Altaf Hussain and other leaders were booked by the Federal Investigation Agency in 2017 for money laundering and terror financing. The National Accountability Bureau had accused him and others of causing a loss of Rs 280 crore to the National Treasury in 2018 by illegally regularizing 940 employees of the Karachi Port Trust. According to sources, Babar Khan Gauri, who was a minister during the tenure of former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Shaukat Azam, was in Dubai for a few months before returning to Pakistan.