Accountability court to indict Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on 27th

25 Sep, 2017 9:14 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday appeared before the accountability court on Monday.

Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the reference against the minister.

During the proceedings, the counsel for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prayed the court to issue arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar.

The court, rejecting NAB lawyers appeal, sets September 27 as date to indict the minister.

The accountability court had last week issued arrest warrants for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after he failed to appear in court. The arrest warrants for the finance minister was issued on the appeal of the counsel for the NAB.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his sources of income. A 91 per cent increase was observed in his assets in a short period of time.

The accused was summoned to joint investigation but he did not appear citing a review petition against the Panamagate verdict in the Supreme Court, the reference stated.

Dar and his family possess assets worth Rs 839 billion, the reference said.

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