ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani courtroom as we speak rejected a petition by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar towards his indictment by an anti-corruption courtroom within the Panama Papers scandal.
Dar, 67, had challenged his indictment within the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) yesterday for possessing belongings past his recognized sources of revenue. Dar’s counsel Khawaja Harris requested the courtroom that the indictment by the Accountability Courtroom was towards the legislation because it failed to present sufficient time to the defence lawyer to organize the case.
The 2-judge bench of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb rejected the petition by observing that the Accountability Courtroom is an unbiased 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 recognized sources of revenue following the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Courtroom.
Dar was indicted on September 27 and the Accountability Courtroom introduced that it’s going to begin his trial on October four.