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Permanent arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar issued

The court stated that the proceeding on the reference couldn’t be progressed until the arrest of Ishaq Dar

May 19, 2022
Ishaq Dar. Photo: The News/File
Ishaq Dar. Photo: The News/File

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) on Wednesday once again issued permanent arrest-warrants for former finance minister Ishaq Dar in a reference for holding assets beyond sources of income.

The court also postponed the judgment on the acquittal plea of three accused in the same reference and made it conditional it with the arrest of ex-finance minister Ishaq Dar. 

AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the case filed by the NAB. The NAB Prosecutor, Afzal Qureshi, and defence lawyers appeared before the court during the hearing. The court stated that the proceeding on the reference couldn’t be progressed until the arrest of Ishaq Dar.

The three co-accused, including former president National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Saeed Ahmed, Mansoor Raza and Naeem Mehmood, had challenged the reference under the NAB Amendment Ordinance.

The three co-accused had been the directors of Ishaq Dar’s Hajveri Trust. The court had declared Ishaq Dar as an absconder on December 11, 2017 after he continuously failed to appear before the trial court due to his prolonged stay in London.

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