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NAB drops inquiry against Dar in 15 year old case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has closed 15 years old case against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, terming it a ‘political’ one, ARY News reported.

The decision was taken during the executive board meeting of NAB. The case against Dar pertained to illegal use of authority and his alleged involvement in corruption.

NAB stated that the case was dropped against Dar for lack of evidence. The senior PML-N leader had been facing NAB inquiry since 2001.

Moreover, the accountability watchdog also decided to file five corruption references. A reference will be filed against Arshad Farooq Faheem and others for exorbitant and illegal increase in prices of drugs, causing a loss of about Rs.693 million to the national exchequer.

The second reference will be filed against former Balochistan food minister Asfand Yar Kakar for alleged embezzlement in government wheat amounting to about Rs 467 million.

Other references will be filed against former mayor Gujranwala Municipal Corporation Muhammad Aslam Butt, Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Dr. Ihsan Ali and others, and former Additional Secretary Senate Syed Musarrat Abbas and others.

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