Accountability Court Approved Supplementary Reference Against Dar
Accountability Court Approved Supplementary Reference Against Dar: An accountability court approved a supplementary reference for hearing against former Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on 26 February, 2018.
The hearing of a reference against the Pakistan Muslim League-(Nawaz) leader and former Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for possessing more wealth than his declared assets and income took place in the accountability court. National Accountability Bureau submitted the supplementary reference against Dar in the court subsequently.The documents regarding the supplementary reference were brought to the court in two boxes.
According to sources, four new suspects and more than 10 witnesses were included in the supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar, former minister. New evidence has also been brought forward.
The court, accepted the supplementary reference and called three suspects on February 28, 2018. These include President National Bank Saeed Ahmed Khan and Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Raza, the directors of Ishaq Dar’s company.
The NAB prosecutor Imran Shafiq told that the supplementary reference, consisting of seven volumes has been filed against Ishaq Dar and the details of the suspects’ accounts are also a part of the reference.
He added that the documents mention a transaction of Rs 482.8 million. Transactions worth $4.06 million took place in the accounts of the suspects and their detail is a part of the supplementary reference.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir granted permission on February 14, 2018 after NAB prosecutor Imran Shafique filed an application to seek time to file the supplementary reference.
In the application, the prosecutor said that filing of the supplementary reference had been recommended for approval by the regional bureau and was under process of approval of the chairman National Accountability Bureau. The court, which has already declared Dar as proclaimed offender, is recording evidence in his absence. Ishaq Dar is in England for the treatment for the last four months. He was summoned but he never appeared before the court.