Bail pleas: Supreme Court issues notices to NAB personnel

Accused facing charges of corruption in Fisherman Cooperative Society

Our Correspondent December 28, 2018
Supreme Court of Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor and NAB director-general (DG) over bail pleas filed by former Fisherman Cooperative Society (FCS) administrator and chairperson Abdul Saeed Khan and two others, all accused of illegal appointments and corruption in FCS.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the bail pleas at the Karachi Registry. The lawyers for the accused argued that the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ignored facts while rejecting the bail pleas. The lawyers said that Abu Bakr Mariwala and Gul Muneer Sheikh were accused of committing corruption in the contract and Khan was accused of 155 illegal appointments.

Workplace harassment

The SC issued notices to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on the complaint of alleged harassment of PIA's airhostess Shahila Parveen. A divisional bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the plea.

The petitioner argued that despite court orders against workplace harassment, it was rampant in PIA adding that it was the reason her salary and medical care had been blocked. She said that her husband had been threatened with arrest for approaching the court.

The SC issued notices to PIA officials and sought reply from parties.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2018.


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