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NAB wants court to order sale of Ishaq Dar’s assets

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Friday sought details of the seized assets of former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Judge Muhammad Bashir summoned these details on a plea by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to sell the PML-N leader’s assets over his inability to appear in court to face trial in a case filed against him for allegedly accumulating assets beyond his known sources of income.

A NAB prosecutor contended that the accused is obliged by law to contact within six months of the seizure of his assets. If no objection is raised by the accused within the given time, then the property is sold, he added.

He said Dar has not yet raised any objection to the assets having been seized.

Earlier this month, the British government turned down a request by Pakistan to deport Ishaq Dar who is said to be undergoing treatment in London.

The UK authorities said there is no extradition treaty between Islamabad and London for the exchange of  wanted criminals, therefore, the request of Pakistan to deport its former finance minister stands rejected.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan had directed the authorities concerned to continue to take measures for the repatriation of former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Dar’s diplomatic as well as normal passports have already been cancelled and he doesn’t have any travel documents at present.

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