Assets beyond means: Witness record statement against absconder Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Assets beyond means case, former finance minister Ishaq Dar is being probed in an alleged corruption scandal, the premier accountability body of the country, NAB (National Accountability Bureau filed a supplementary reference in the court today, 26 February in light of Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

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The accountability court hearing the assets reference against Senator Ishaq Dar recorded the statement of a witness today.

He was indicted in the case and has been absconding since November.

Later, in a supplementary reference, NAB named National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi as co-accused in the case. Mehmood and Rizvi are directors of a company owned by Dar.

During today’s hearing, prosecution witness Sher Dil Khan’s statement was recorded.

Khan informed the court that he is the finance director at the National Assembly. He informed the court that he appeared before the investigation officer at NAB Lahore office on August 22, 2017.

He added that NAB had summoned records of Dar’s salary and allowances from him.

 At the last hearing of the case on April 25, the court had ordered to make an already recorded statement of the prosecution witness part of the supplementary reference.

During the hearing, another prosecution’s witness Abdul Rehman Gondal had also recorded his statement.

 

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