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Court adjourns hearing of graft reference against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court hearing a corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday adjourned the hearing till November 28. Dar is facing charges of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. A co-accused and former president of National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, could not appear before the court due to ill health. The Judge approved his request for exemption from appearing before the court in the case. Other co-accused of the reference Naeem Ahmed and Mansoor Rizvi were present…

NAB to file supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar on Feb 26

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor on Friday informed the accountability court that the graft body intends to file a supplementary reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar. Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the graft reference filed in compliance with the Supreme Court’s landmark July 28 verdict. At the outset of court proceedings, NAB prosecutor presented his arguments and said that the prosecution would file a supplementary reference against the accused…

Court rejects objections on Avenfield supplementary reference against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday rejected objections raised on a supplementary reference filed against the Sharif family in the Avenfield properties case. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir announced the verdict after hearing arguments of the Sharif family's lawyer and NAB prosecutor. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar showed up before the accountability court as it resumed the hearing of the graft references filed against them by the NAB.…

NAB to approach Interpol to issue ‘red warrant’ for Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau has decided to approach the Interpol to issue a red warrant to arrest former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, ARY News reported. NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal during a meeting on Thursday said that Ishaq Dar was not unwell or suffering from any ailment which cannot be treated in Pakistan. Therefore, he should be arrested and brought back to the country. The meeting also noted that Dar has been declared as a proclaimed offender and absconder by an accountability case in a…

Dar graft hearing adjourned again in absence of defendant’s lead counsel

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Wednesday (today) has to adjourn the hearing of a graft reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as the defendant's counsel Khawaja Harris could not ensure his presence.  As the hearing began, Ishaq Dar’s legal team apprised the judge that their lead counsel Khawaja Harris is currently out of country and hence he would not be available during the court proceedings today. To which, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor asserted that the finance minister’s counsel…

IHC rejects Capt Safdar’s plea to defer indictment in graft case

ISLAMABAD: Retired Captain Muhammad Safdar, the son-in-law of the former prime minister, on Thursday approached the Islamabad High Court against his and wife Maryam Nawaz's scheduled indictment in a graft reference, ARY News reported. Safdar through his counsel filed a petition in the high court, requesting it to restrain a trial court from indicting him and his wife on Oct 13. After preliminary hearing, a bench of the IHC disposed of the petition for being non-maintainable. It allowed the trial court to frame charges…