Assets case: Court adjourns hearing against Ishaq Dar until Jan 24

18 Jan, 2018 10:56 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court on Thursday adjourned hearing of the assets beyond income reference case filed against former finance minister Ishaq Dar by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in line with the Supreme Court directive in the Panamagate case until January 24.

The accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir heard the reference filed against Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond known means.

As many as 10 out of 28 prosecution witnesses have so far recorded their statements and have been cross examined.

The court ordered the prosecution to produce maximum remaining witnesses on next hearing.

Dar is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.

The PML-N leader is currently receiving medical treatment in London.

Dar had been earlier declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.

On November 23, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accepted Dar’s request to be relieved of his duties as finance minister. He was relieved of his three roles, including his portfolio in the finance ministry, and was informed of the decision.



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