State Bank submits list of defaulters to Supreme Court

Published: October 20, 2010
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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday submitted a list of 50 firms and individuals who had obtained loan waivers.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday submitted a list of 50 firms and individuals who had obtained loan waivers.

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday submitted a list of 50 firms and individuals who had obtained loan waivers.

The Supreme Court had called for the list during the hearing of a suo moto case regarding the waiver of loans which caused losses of billions to the national exchequer.

During the proceedings, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry remarked that the State Bank seems to be defending the looters of public wealth.

The Supreme Court directed SBP to help the court in ensuring the recovery of all loans that have been written off illegally. The Chief Justice observed that loans were public property and the people have the right to take action against the looters.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Hasan
    Oct 20, 2010 - 4:37PM

    And the names of those 50 firms/individuals?

    The story has little value without the above-mentioned.Recommend

  • Hafiz shah Ali
    Oct 20, 2010 - 6:40PM

    Please publish the names of the firms/individuals and the amounts and the year.

    Why only 50 names ??. The list should run into thousands.SCP should dig deeper into it.The money is public trust and not “halwa” that gets written off on influence.Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Oct 20, 2010 - 7:07PM

    I agree. We need names!

    They should be published in all papers and on the inter-net. Recommend

  • Abdul Rauf khan
    Oct 21, 2010 - 5:51AM

    I agree too.we want to know who ate the money and who is in the parliament now then during the next election we or our nation should by cat them.Recommend

  • John Kimbell
    Oct 21, 2010 - 7:34AM

    This is amazing country. Loans get written off and the list is not published.!Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Oct 21, 2010 - 8:34AM

    They will only look into the list simply to confirm whether the names of their backers are there or not and if they find even a single name then they will say OK OK OK and it will be adjourned for unknown period as is done with Asghar Khan’s case (Mehran Bank Scandal). They will not even dare to touch those cases which has any links to those who “Stormed” the SC.Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 21, 2010 - 11:20AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Much the best for the whole nation and especially for poor economy of Pakistan but the question rises if either the present government shall help sincerely and honestly the SC in this regard to recover the loans from the defaulters or not by showing effrontery,coercion and compulsions?In this regard much more depends of the authorities the SC does have because SC itself can’t recover this a huge amount of money without law enforcement agencies’ help and all the law enforcement agencies are working under federal and provincial governments’ commandments,Recommend

  • AMIN SABSWARI
    Oct 21, 2010 - 4:15PM

    What about Schon Group, Recommend

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