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Dar’s Indictment: IHC Grants Hearing of One of 2 Petitions

Islamabad (October 2, 2017): The Registrar of Islamabad High Court has raised objections over one of the petition filed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar earlier today challenging the decision of Accountability Court Islamabad to indict him in a reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him for accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.

However, one of the IHC has granted hearing of the other application the initial hearing of which will held tomorrow.

Chief Justice Anwar Khan Kasi has granted the hearing of the petition by a Divisional bench comprising Athar MinAllah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb.

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Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has challenged the order of the Accountability Court that indicted him on September 27.

Meanwhile, the objections raised by the Registrar Office of the Islamabad High Court over the other petition pertained to records attached with the petition. The Registrar Office also objected the petition misses B Part.It may be mentioned here that petition that names Chairman National Accountability Bureau and Accountability Court was filed through senior counsel Khwaja Harris.

The petition argues that the accountability court did not fulfill the requirements of law while framing charges against him in the court.Dar’s petition further argues that he was indicted by the accountability court without giving him the mandated time and requested the IHC to suspend the indictment proceedings.

The finance minister said as he should be given time to file his response on the case, the IHC should order the accountability court to suspend its trial proceedings until a decision on his petition.During the hearing of the case at accountability court earlier, Dar’s counsel had asked the judge to be granted seven days for perusing the reference against his client but the judge denied the request, observing that the court has to complete the trial in six months as per the apex court’s directions.

The judge had observed that they will conduct daily hearings in the case and also directed Dar to deposit a Rs5 million surety bond to ensure his appearance at the hearings.

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