Federal Minister for Port and Shipping Ali Zaidi promoted the elimination of then Karachi Port Trust (KPT) chairman Back Admiral (r) Jamil Akhtar after the latter declined to grant a contract for a mega project to the minister’s blue-eyed business, a reporter declared.
Speaking on a Din TELEVISION show, reporter Mumtaz Bhatti declared that Zaidi desired the former KPT chairman to award the contract to MIBT, a business owned by the pal of the shipping minister, for $70 m. Akhtar declined and informed the minister that the contract will just be granted by means of basic bidding treatment.
Nevertheless, in the bidding procedure, a business called RAMD tried of $13-15 m for the exact same job which the MIBT had actually asked $70 m for, he declared.
Consequently, Zaidi apparently got the financing director got rid of, however that didn’t exercise. Ultimately, Zaidi in connivance with a secretary and his ‘friend’ in Islamabad sent out the chairman of the KPT packaging.
The federal government got rid of Akhtar from the post of the chairman on March 25 with instant impact. The Established Division, Federal Government of Pakistan had actually released notice in this regard on Wednesday.
The notice had actually stated “The Federal Government is pleased to remove Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar (retd) from the post of Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) under Ministry of Maritime Affairs, forthwith by modifying/reducing his period of initial appointment in terms of Section 11 of KPT Act, 1886, with immediate effect”.