Accountability court declares Dar absconder in NAB’s assets reference

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Court adjourns hearing against Dar till May 30

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Monday, while hearing National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar, has declared him absconder.
Accountability court Judge Muhammad Bashir also directed Dar to submit Rs. 50 lac bail bonds in the court.
Earlier today, Judge Muhammad Bashir, while conducting hearing of the reference pertaining to assets of the former finance minister disproportionate to his known sources of income, reserved judgment in the case.
During the proceedings, NAB’s prosecutor said that Dar was not suffering from any heart disease while his every medical report differs from the previous one.
The prosecutor appealed that the suspect should be declared an absconder due to continuous absence from hearings.
However, the defense lawyer while opposing the plea maintained that the MRI report of his client was yet to be received.
He told the court that as Ishaq Dar was suffering from chest pain adding that he would undergo further tests.
The defense lawyer said that NAB’s warrant was sent on the address where his client no longer resides.
He also submitted new medical report of Ishaq Dar to the court during the proceedings.
The judge after reviewing the arguments reserved the verdict whether or not to declare Ishaq Dar absconder.
Meanwhile, the accountability court also recorded statements of the NAB witnesses in references against Nawaz Sharif and his family members. The hearing was adjourned till December 19.

 

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