AC declares Dar as ‘fugitive’

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court today declared Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as deserter and rejected the minister’s petition in which he pursued to get immunity from hearing of assets reference case that was highly disproportionate to his known sources of income.
According to details, the court has further issued directives to release advertisement for Dar’s summoning and also issued a show-cause notice to Ishaq Dar’s guarantor Ahmed Ali Quddusi and ordered him to submit reply by November 24.
The minister had made the request to get immunity from hearing on account of his illness as he is in London for cardiac treatment. A fresh health report was also submitted in the court by his counsel.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) special prosecutor had opposed the report and requested the court to declare Ishaq Dar absconder. The court may also cease the minister’s surety bonds worth five million rupees for failing to appear.
Furthermore, the NAB also submitted a detailed report to Judge Muhammad Bashir relating to the non-bailable arrest warrants of Ishaq Dar in which it was clearly mentioned that several raids were conducted at Ishaq Dar’s homes both in Lahore and Islamabad but the alleged has run-away abroad along with his family members. -Agencies

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