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Accountability court adjourns Ishaq Dar corruption case till June 13

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – An accountability court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of Ishaq Dar corruption case till June 13.

Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the case. Defense lawyer Qazi Misbah continued cross-examination of prosecution witness Muhammad Azeem.

The witness submitted the record of Ishaq Dar’s 21 bank transactions in the court which included eight electronic transactions.

All the three co-accused National Bank president Saeed Ahmad and Hajveri Modaraba directors Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Raza Rizvi attended the hearing. They were indicted by the court in last hearing however; they pleaded not guilty.

Saeed Ahmad returned after appearance as his lawyer requested leave due to illness.

During the hearing, the phone of assistant lawyer Moazzam Habib gegun ringing over which he was fined Rs2000 by the court.

The court fixed June 13 for the hearing of Saeed Ahmad’s acquittal plea.

Ishaq Dar, 67, was indicted in October last year in a graft case in which he is accused of making assets that were “disproportionate to his known sources of income”.

The case was filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Supreme Court order of July 28 that disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the Panama Papers scandal.

In its case against Dar, the NAB has alleged that the accused has acquired assets and pecuniary interests/resources in his own name and/or in the name of his dependants of an approximate amount of Rs 831.678 million.

Dar is in London since October and has been seeking treatment of an undefined heart complication at a Harley Street hospital.

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