Assets beyond Income Reference: Ishaq Dar appears before AC

16 Oct, 2017 8:57 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has on Monday appeared before the accountability court (AC) in case related to having assets beyond his sources of income.

The AC judge Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the reference against the finance minister.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case until 12pm due to the unavailability of Khawaja Haris, the counsel of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Earlier, the court recorded the statements of Ishtiaq Ali and Tariq Javed and they were also cross-examined by the defense lawyer Khawaja Harris.

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

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

The apex court had earlier disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister and ordered corruption cases against him, his children Maryam, Husain and Hasan and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar.

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