Dar appears before accountability court, to be indicted on September 27

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 25, 2017

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday showed up in an accountability court to face a graft case filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income, ARY News reported.

On the occasion, a heavy contingent of police were deployed around the court while media representatives were barred from entering the court premises. During today's court hearing, Dar was asked to submit a surety bond worth Rs 1 million. He is likely to be indicted in the next hearing. The concerned authorities were ordered to present Dar before the court on September 25.

During the previous court hearing on September 20, the federal minister didn't appear before the court following which his bailable arrest warrant was issued.

The court had also warned that non-bailable arrest warrants will be issued, if the minister failed to appear before the court.

The corruption reference was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.

The reference against Ishaq Dar was submitted for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.

According to the Supreme Court, the accountability judge should decide the cases within six months.

A reference against Dar was also directed to be prepared for having assets more than he had declared.

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