Hearing of corruption reference against Dar adjourned until Jan 22

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Court adjourns hearing against Dar till May 30

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court has adjourned hearing of a corruption case against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar until January 22.
As the hearing began, Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir directed National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) prosecutor Imran Shafique to summon more witnesses at the next hearings.
Shafique informed the court that statements of 10 witnesses out of 28 had so far been recorded.
The judge also 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.
Ishaq Dar, who is a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets beyond his declared sources of income.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a reference against the Senator in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

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