Islamabad (October 04, 2017): The accountability court hearing corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar resumed proceeding.
The court is expected to record the statement of two prosecution witnesses today.
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Earlier, when the court resumed proceeding, Dar could not reach the court. The court was told that the accused was about to reach the court.Upon this the judged adjourned proceeding for 20 minutes. Later Dar accompanied by his fellow ministers and party colleagues including Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Anusha Rehman and other reached the court.It is to be mentioned here Dar was indicted last Wednesday by Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir.
Dar had pleaded non-guilty and opted to contest the charges.
He had also challenged his indictment and trial in the Islamabad High Court but the pleas were dismissed.The corruption reference, pertaining to Dar’s owning assets that are disproportionate to his known sources of income, was filed by the National Accountability Bureau in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.After skipping his first hearing, for which a summons had been issued, Dar appeared in court on Monday after bailable warrants for his arrest had been issued to ensure his presence.