KARACHI: The accountability court on Tuesday has rejected National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request for physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Kamran Michael, who arrested on charges of misuse of authority, however, the court granted his judicial remand till February 20.
The bureau produced Michael before the judge in court number 3. However, he was then recommended to court number 2 where NAB’s request for physical remand was dismissed.
The accused has been sent to jail on judicial remand, while PML-N workers welcomed Michael on his arrival in court.
Earlier, the accountability court had approved five-day transit remand of Kamran to shift him to Karachi.
Kamran Michael had served as Minister for Statistics, in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018. He previously served as the Minister for Human Rights in the third Sharif ministry from 2013 to 2017.
A member of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Michael held the cabinet portfolio of Minister for Ports and Shipping from 2013 to 2016.
Talking to media outside the court, he said that he has no link with NAB reference in Sindh government’s cooperative society. He also alleged that he was targeted only for his political relationship with PML-N.