Revealed:October four, 2017 1:07 am
A Pakistani courtroom right this moment rejected a petition by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar towards his indictment by anti-corruption courtroom within the Panama Papers scandal. Dar, 67, had challenged his indictment within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) yesterday for possessing belongings past his identified sources of earnings.
Dar’s counsel Khawaja Harris requested the courtroom that the indictment by the Accountability Court docket was towards the legislation because it failed to present sufficient time to the defence lawyer to arrange the case. The 2-judge bench of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb rejected the petition by observing that the Accountability Court docket is an impartial discussion board and indictment couldn’t be challenged.
The anti-corruption watchdog Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) had on September eight filed a case towards Dar for possessing belongings past identified sources of earnings following the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court docket. Dar was indicted on September 27 and the Accountability Court docket introduced that it’s going to begin his trial on October four.
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