SUNDAY TIMES KARACHI:A bench of the Sindh High Court held a hearing of the petition submitted by Kamran Michael’s plea against his arrest by the anti-corruption watchdog.

NAB counsel argued that Michael concealed groundses before the court, whereas, the institution has collected solid evidences for his involvement in financial irregularity. The former minister had illegally allotted three plots, the counsel added.

The counsel prayed the court to declare Michael’s petition as non-maintainable.

As the hearing went underway, Javaid Mir submitted his power of attorney as new counsel for the defendant.

The high court summoned reply from the lawyer till May 2 and adjourned the hearing.

Kamran Michael, a former minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader is accused of illegally allotting three commercial and residential apartment plots at prime locations of KPT Cooperative Housing Society in Karachi to his favourite persons.

Kamran Michael held the portfolio of the minister for ports and shipping between 2013 and 2016. He held several cabinet posts during different governments.