Islamabad (September 25, 2017) Islamabad’s Accountability Court on Monday set September 27 date for indictment of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference over disproportionate increase in assets of Ishaq Dar.
Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir heard the NAB reference against the Finance Minister.
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During the course of hearing, NAB prosecutor told the court that they raided Dar’s residences in Islamabad and Lahore.But he appeared before the court today, the prosecutor added.
He pleaded the court to issue non-bailable warrant for arrest of Dar. However, the judge rejected the prosecutor peal to issue arrest warrant of Dar. The judge directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide Dar with a copy of the case documents.
The judge then set September 27 as the next date of hearing when the finance minister will be formally indicted by the court.Dar was also directed to submit bail bond worth Rs1 million.
On last hearing, the court had issued bailable warrants for Dar’s arrest as he failed to appear in court to face charges of having assets beyond his known sources of income.The corruption reference was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.
Dar returned to the country last night from London along with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.