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Dar Mulling over Resignation as Finance Minister

Islamabad (September 20, 2017): The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar trapped in troubled water after his arrest warrant issued by the accountability court on Wednesday and now he is mulling to submit plea to court for bail before arrest.

The close sources to him told that he will decide his return to Pakistan after the acceptance of his bail plea, however he can delay his return if court turns down his request.

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Sources also revealed that Ishaq Dar is mulling over his resignation from finance minister post and for this purpose he has already consulted with his close aides.

Earlier, today an Accountability Court issued bailable arrest warrants for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at a reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for making assets beyond known sources of income.

Islamabad’s Accountability Court judge Muhammad Bashir heard a corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.Dar did not turn up for the hearing despite the court’s summon. Upon this, NAB prosecutor pleaded the court to issue arrest warrants for Dar.

Later the court issued bailable arrest warrants for Dar.

The court also issued instructions to produce Dar by arresting him if he did not file surety amounting to Rs1 million.

The reference was filed on the instructions of Supreme Court given in its July 28, 2017 judgment in the Panama Papers case.

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