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NAB summons Ishaq Dar again on Tuesday for probe into his assets

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday has once again summoned Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to turn up before it’s investigators on August 22 (Tuesday) for a probe into his assets and funds in compliance with Supreme Court’s orders.

This is the second time that the finance minister is being summoned by the anti-graft body for interrogation.

Dar did not show up despite being subpoenaed by the bureau on August 18.

It merits to mention here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its landmark verdict on July 28 sent Nawaz Sharif packing. The five-member bench of the apex court also asked the anti-corruption watchdog to file four references in the Rawalpindi accountability court within six week against the Sharif family in light of evidences collected and referred by Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

NAB was also tasked to file four references including three against the Sharif family with regard to the family’s offshore wealth while the fourth one against Ishaq Dar.

The Panamagate probe team, in its final report, revealed that Dar possessed assets and funds beyond means of his known sources of income.

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In a bid to divulge the real source of Ishaq Dar’s income, JIT revealed that the finance minister had invested 5.5 million British pounds in Baraq Holdings in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The JIT’s report stated that the source of these funds were not disclosed.

The anti-graft body is likely to question excessive increase in his assets from 2008 to 2009 in light of JIT’s report findings.



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