Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah appointed Livestock & Fisheries Secretary Noor Ahmed Leghari as administrator of the Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) for six months on Thursday.
The move was made in line with a directive to conduct a thorough inquiry into the affairs of the society.
The CM has also directed the secretary of the livestock & fisheries department to hold an inquiry into all previous matters of the society. He has been requested to submit a report with his proposals within 30 days.
He has also directed the administrator/secretary to report to him the mechanism of payment of salaries and day-to-day expenses of the society.
The chief minister also directed the administrator to share a report on the daily income of the society. He has requested a mechanism of depositing the income amount in the bank account of the society on a weekly basis.
The Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) comprises 15 directors, eight of them are nominated by the Sindh government and seven are elected by the general body.
The director of the society Dr Nisar Morai is out of the country. Meanwhile, three directors have been arrested on charges of irregularities and some other directors have gone underground.
The inquiry report submitted on June 25, 2015 suggests that the society has lost its reason for existence.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2015.