NAB witness submits details of Ishaq Dar’s three bank accounts

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ISLAMABAD: A Prosecution Witness (PW) appearing for National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed details of 3 bank accounts including Hajveri Modarba, a company owned by Dar in Accountability Court (AC) in connection with NAB reference. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar yesterday appeared for another hearing of assets beyond means case in an accountability court, and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witness Tariq Javed deposed as a main witness. Tariq Javed told that one account was opened in Lahore’s bank in 1991 by Dar, and all evidences against the finance minister have been provided to NAB Lahore. He said he has been associated with Al Baraka bank since 1999, and has appeared before the court because NAB wrote a letter to the bank. Tariq Javed told that NAB had asked the bank to provide attested details of Dar’s bank account, and he went to NAB Lahore with verified details of Tabassum Ishaq Dar’s account on August 17. Dar’s counsel, Khawaja Harris, has objected to the veracity of the documents, saying if the court wants to continue proceedings like this then the case will be wrapped up in a few days. Ishaq Dar’s counsel Khawaja Haris questioned the authenticity of the documents and said anyone can prepare such papers. The documents cannot be made a part of the record until their verification, he maintained. Judge Muhammad Bashir remarked that this is not such a matter, as these are bank documents. NAB prosecutor said that the papers are according to Electronics Transaction Ordinance and the objections of Khawaja Haris are not valid. He said that it is court’s duty whether to accept the documents as the primary evidence or not. The prosecutor further added that the bank statement starts from October 14, 2000.

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