Islamabad(April 11, 2018): Hearing of Assets beyond limit case against former Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar to resume today at Islamabad’s AC today.
Judge Muhammad Bashir will hear the case, three witnesses of defense, Sher Dil Khan, Director National Assembly, Muhammad Azeem Khan and Abdul Rehman Gondal are summoned by the court today to record their statement.
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During last hearing on April 5, the counsel of the accused told the court that they had challenged the high court decision against the accountability court proceedings and pleaded the court to delay the indictment in the case till orders from the apex court.However, the accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir said that they respect the highest court of law but no order restraining them in this regard has come from there. “Whenever a decision would come against the indictment from the apex court then the proceedings would be dropped,” he said.
Later the court indicted the three accused and summoned the witnesses including director National Assembly Sher Dil Khan, bank officer Muhammad Azeem, and Abdul Rehman Gondal of another bank in next hearing scheduled for 11 April(Today).
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed an interim reference against Dar in September last year on the Supreme Court’s directives in the Panama Papers case.
In a supplementary reference filed earlier this year, NAB named National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi as co-accused. The latter two have been identified as directors of one of Dar’s companies. All three are accused of aiding Dar in opening fictitious bank accounts and transferring money abroad.