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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

‘PM met fugitive in London’: CJP on Abbasi-Dar meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is said to be undergoing treatment abroad, to appear before it on May 8. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, observed that the case will not proceed further until the PML-N leader appears in court. If he doesn't appear, then the court will hand down a decision it would deem fit, warned the chief justice. He remarked that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met a…

Guarantor seeks 3 weeks to present ‘absconding’ Ishaq Dar before court

ISLAMABAD: A guarantor for absconding former finance minister Ishaq Dar requested an accountability court on Friday to grant three weeks’ time to present him before it in a reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Dar has been accused of amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income in the reference filed against him in compliance with the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers. Earlier this week, the court declared the former finance minister an absconder and issued a…

Court declares Ishaq Dar absconder in assets reference

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted a request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to initiate proceedings to declare Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as a proclaimed offender in the assets reference filed against him. Dar, who is currently in London, skipped the today's hearing despite issuance of non-bailable warrants for his arrest. He has been accused of accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Judge Muhammad Bashir declared the finance minister as an absconder and…

Clamour for ailing finance minister’s resignation grows louder

LAHORE: Clamour for resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar seems to be growing louder as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly secretariat demanding his resignation in the wake of his ill health and indictment in a graft case. PTI lawmaker Dr Murad Raas submitted the resolution in the assembly, demanding that the finance minister should step down immediately. It states it is uncalled for a minister to stay in office in the wake of his/her indictment by an…

Accountability court issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during trial proceedings in the reference filed against him for allegedly having assets beyond his known sources of income. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir issued non-bailable arrest warrants of the Finance Minister over his perpetual absence from the court proceedings. Ishaq Dar did not appear before the court today despite issuance of bailable warrants against him. He is undergoing treatment in London…

Ishaq Dar to approach Supreme Court against indictment

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will approach the Supreme Court challenging his indictment by an accountability court on corruption charges. Quoting Dar’s lawyer Abdul Rehman, ARY News reported Tuesday, the finance minister will challenge Islamabad High Court’s verdict in the apex court that dismissed his two petitions against the indictment. Earlier on Oct 3,the division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb had dismissed the petitions for being non-maintainable. The …

Two more NAB witnesses testify against Dar in corruption case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday appeared before an accountability court in a corruption reference against him for having assets beyond his known sources of income. This was his seventh appearance before the trial court hearing the reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in compliance with the Supreme Court July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers. Judge Muhammad Bashir recorded the statements of two NAB witnesses, including Masood ul Ghani of Habib Bank and Abdul Rehman Gondal of…

Accountability court adjourns graft case against Ishaq Dar till Oct 18

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday adjourned until Oct 18 the hearing of a graft reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income. Judge Muhammad Bashir recorded the statement of Al-Baraka Bank Senior Vice President Tariq Javed, who had also appeared in the previous hearing. Khawaja Harris, the counsel for the minister, cross-examined the NAB witness. The court directed the NAB to present two more witnesses, including Masood ul Ghani of the Habib Bank Limited…

Ishaq Dar’s trial in NAB reference resumes

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court resumed today the trial of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a graft reference against him for having assets beyond known sources of income. The Minister, accompanied by PML-N leaders, arrived at the court at around 8:00 am amid tight security. Judge Muhammad Bashir recorded the statements of two witnesses - Al-Baraka Bank Senior Vice-President Tariq Javed and Shahid Aziz of the National Investment Trust (NIT), who testified against Dar. His lawyer, Khawaja Harris, cross-examined the…

Ishaq Dar’s lawyer cross-examines NAB witness in graft case

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday appeared before an accountability court in a graft reference against him for having assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Judge Muhammad Bashir recorded the deposition of prosecution witness Ishtiaq Ali. The finance minister's lawyer, Khawaja Harris, cross-examined the witness. Ishtiaq Ali is one of a total of 16 prosecution witnesses who would testify against Dar in the case. The hearing was adjourned till Oct 12 when the court will record more…