Ishaq Dar appears in court for assets reference hearing | Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The accountability courtroom listening to the Supreme Courtroom-directed corruption reference towards Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will file the assertion of two prosecution witnesses as we speak. 

The finance minister was late to courtroom as we speak. In consequence, the decide briefly suspended the listening to till the accused confirmed up. 

As Dar reached the courtroom, the listening to went beneath manner. 

On the final listening to, the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted an inventory of 28 witnesses. As we speak, NAB has produced two witnesses for recording their assertion: Inland Income Commissioner, Lahore Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan and senior vice-president of Al Baraka financial institution, Tariq Javed. 

In comparison with October 2, when the Rangers had taken over safety of the judicial complicated and disallowed everybody, even the inside minister, to enter the premises to attend the listening to of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the police have full management of the complicated and the paramilitary pressure is nowhere to be seen. 

Eight journalists have been allowed to cowl as we speak’s courtroom proceedings after a delegation of reporters reached an understanding with the courtroom’s registrar. 

Dar was indicted final Wednesday by Accountability Courtroom-I Decide Mohammad Bashir.

Dar has denied all fees and vowed to show his innocence in courtroom. 

He had additionally challenged his indictment and trial within the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom however the pleas had been dismissed. 

The references

The corruption reference, pertaining to Dar’s proudly owning property which are disproportionate to his identified sources of revenue, was filed by NAB in gentle of the Supreme Courtroom’s July 28 judgment within the Panama Papers case.

After skipping his first listening to on September 20, for which a summons had been issued, Dar appeared in courtroom on September 25 after bailable warrants for his arrest had been issued to make sure his presence.

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