Talpur's plea against FIA interim challan adjourned indefinitely

SHC orders authorities to provide medical treatment to Nisar Morai


Our Correspondent August 31, 2018
Faryal Talpur. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) indefinitely adjourned on Thursday the hearing on Faryal Talpur's plea against the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) interim challan in the money laundering scandal due to the absence of Talpur's lawyer Farooq H Naik.

A two-member bench heard Talpur's plea against the FIA's interim charge sheet which it had submitted to a banking court. A junior lawyer informed the SHC that Naik could not make it to the hearing as he was out of station, due to which the hearing was adjourned indefinitely.

On a previous hearing, the SHC had sought arguments on the maintainability of the plea. In the application, Talpur's lawyer maintained that she had been declared absconder in the column 2 of the challan. He sought clarification on whether she was an accused in the case or not.

The judge of the banking court did not tell the reason of accepting challan, it was argued in the plea. Talpur maintained that the FIA's FIR did not mention money laundering charges and accusations against Talpur were not clearly mentioned in the challan. The SHC was requested to declare the challan null and void.

Notices issued on Faryal's plea against FIA's interim challan

Morai's medical treatment

The SHC also ordered the jail authorities to ensure medical treatment to Dr Nisar Morai, former chairperson of Fishermen Cooperative Society who has been booked in a corruption scam of billions of rupees.

The court ordered authorities to get Morai treated at Aga Khan Hospital and submit a report by September 13.

A division bench led by Justice Iqbal Kalhoro heard bail application filed by Morai. The court also clubbed miscellaneous applications pertaining to the case.

It was claimed in a plea that Morai was seriously ill in jail and had to be shifted to Jinnah hospital's intensive care unit after his health deteriorated a few days ago.

The court was informed that despite Morai's sugar level had crossed 600, he was returned from Jinnah hospital. The SHC was pleaded to grant bail to Morai on medical grounds.

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