Accountability court proceedings against Ishaq Dar underway

ISLAMABAD: Assistant Commissioner Shalimar (Lahore) and prosecution’s witness Ali Akbar Bhinder informed the accountability court hearing the assets reference case against Ishaq Dar that he has presented the property record of the former finance minister’s wife to the National Accountability Bureau.

Dar, a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

Bhinder said that he has given the property details of two kenal 19 marla property details of the Dar family, situated in Mauzoo Bhattiyan Tehsil, to the national anti-graft watchdog.

Accountability court resumes proceedings against Ishaq Dar

He said that the NAB notice summoned property records of Dar and his family, adding that he appeared before the institution on August 2017 at its Lahore office.

In its previous hearing, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir directed NAB prosecutor Imran Shafique to summon more and more prosecution witnesses at the next hearings.

Shafique informed the court that statements of 10 witnesses have been recorded so far from a total of 28.

Moreover, the judge adjourned proceedings on Dar’s application to reopen the seized bank accounts of his charitable organisation, operated by Hajvery Trust, until January 24. The court directed the NAB prosecutor to submits its response to the plea at the next hearing.

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