Decembe 04 , 2017


Counsel submits Dar’s medical report, assets reference case hearing resumes

ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s legal representatives submitted their clients medical report to the accountability court today (Monday) after which the hearing resumed.

Dar was recently relieved of his ministerial duties after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi accepted Dar’s request to be relieved of official duties.

The former finance minister has skipped the last five hearings of the aforementioned case because of medical treatment from a London hospital and is accused of owning assets other then his declared sources of income.

The references were filed by the National Accountability Court due to Supreme Court’s July 28 Panama Verdict.

Due to Dar’s continued absence from the hearings non bailable arrest warrants were issued against him and he was also declared an ‘absconder’ on November 21, the former minister was also declared a proclaimed offender in a period of 10 day’s rather then after a 30 day period.

Ishaq Dar’s legal counsel Qusain Faisal Mufti raised this issue during the hearing today, and argued how the court had declared him an offender under a time period that is less then the time given normally.

“A suspect is declared a proclaimed offender after a period of 30 days,” stated Qusain. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir while responding to Qusain remarked: “You still got 15 days.”



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