Islamabad (October 18, 2017): The hearing of reference against finance minister Ishaq Dar for owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case in Accountability Court (AC) will resume today.
The hearing will resume at 11:30 am. The two prosecution witness Masood Ghani and Abdul Rehman will record their statements as defence counsel Khawaja Haris will cross examine the witness.
Three witnesses, brought by the National accountability Bureau (NAB), have already been recorded their statements, however NAB had issued the list of 28 witnesses.
On October 16, The Accountability Court adjourned the hearing of the corruption case against federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar till October 18.
Throughout the hearing of the case Dar sat praying on the bead.
Dar’s counsel completed his cross examining prosecution witness Tariq Javed. During the hearing heated words were also exchanged between Dar’s counsel and Nab prosecutor.
Ishaq Dar appeared before the court for the fifth time today in the case pertaining to the reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.
It may also be mentioned here that after skipping his first hearing- for which a summons had been issued- Dar had appeared in court later after bailable warrants for his arrest were been issued to ensure his presence.
The judge then directed Dar to deposit a Rs. 5 million surety bond to ensure his appearance at the hearings.
During the last hearing on October 12 two prosecution witnesses recorded their statements and submitted details of bank accounts linked to Dar.