SECP appoints administrator of Unicap Modaraba

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has appointed an administrator of Unicap Modaraba in place of its management company, i.e., Map Out Modaraba Management Company (Pvt.) Limited. The SECP had noted that the Unicap Modaraba affairs were not being managed in accordance with sound business principles and prudent commercial practices, which was prejudicial to the stakeholders’ interests.
Map Out was non-compliant with the mandatory condition of injection of funds in Unicap Modaraba imposed by the SECP at the time of transfer of the management rights of Unicap Modaraba to it in November, 2014. Despite getting a number of extensions by the SECP, Map Out failed to inject the requisite funds into Unicap Modaraba. This was contrary to its earlier commitments.
In addition, Map Out also failed to comply with various other regulatory requirements, including non-transmission of quarterly accounts since takeover of Unicap Modaraba and non-deposit of shares and modaraba certificates with the Central Depository Company.

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