Govt reportedly cancels Ishaq Dar, wife’s passports

SC hears case regarding return of Ishaq Dar for court trial

ISLAMABAD: The passports of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former federal finance minister Ishaq Dar have been reportedly cancelled by the federal government.
A private news channel reported that passport of Dar’s better half has also been cancelled.
The cancellation of passport means Ishaq Dar—who is currently receiving medical treatment in London—can’t travel to Pakistan to comply with Supreme Court’s (SC) deadline.
In November last year, the accountability court had declared ex-finance ninister Ishaq Dar absconder and rejected the minister’s petition in which he sought immunity from hearing of assets beyond known sources of income reference.
The court had further directed to release advertisement for Dar’s summoning. The court had also issued a show-cause notice to Ishaq Dar’s guarantor Ahmed Ali Quddusi and ordered him to submit reply by November 24.
The minister had made the request to get immunity from hearing on medical grounds as he is in London for heart treatment, and a fresh health report was also submitted in the court by his counsel. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) special prosecutor had opposed the report and requested the court to declare Ishaq Dar absconder.


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