NAB issued notice in ex-FCS official’s case


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on an application of a former vice chairman of the Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS), seeking unfreezing of bank accounts.
Former FCS vice chairman Sultan Qamar Siddiqui, facing trial in corruption references before the accountability courts, through his lawyer moved the SHC and contended that besides the applicant, the bank accounts of his wife and mother had also been frozen.
The lawyer argued that it was a violation of fundamental rights and asked the court to issue directives for unfreezing of those bank accounts. A two-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Moham¬mad Karim Khan Agha issued a notice to the NAB for June 24.
NAB had filed two references against the former vice chairman for allegedly accumulating assets worth Rs47.6 million through corruption during his tenure in the FCS as the same was beyond his legal sources of income.
Over 10 other officials and contractors are also facing trial for allegedly misusing their authority, embezzlement of funds, illegal appointments and awarding fake contracts during 2014-15 in the FCS, causing a loss of over Rs343m.

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