SC seeks arguments in FCS corruption case

FCS head Nisar Morai, Gul Munir and others are accused of Rs3.4 million corruption

​ Our Correspondent April 22, 2020

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan sought on Tuesday the arguments from the counsels of the accused in a case pertaining to corruption in the Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS).

A three-member bench headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Munib Akhter was hearing the bail pleas of former FCS chairman Nisar Morai, Gul Munir and others, who have been accused of Rs3.4 million corruption. The case was heard at the Supreme Court's Karachi registry.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor stated that the accused didn't maintain any records of fisheries for the years 2014 and 2015. He claimed that massive corruption was committed during these years, adding that sufficient evidence was available against the accused, based on which the Sindh High Court had rejected their bail pleas.

The court sought arguments from the counsels of the accused at the next hearing of the case. 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2020.