|Accountability Court resumes hearing of assets case against Ishaq Dar|
ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court resumed hearing of a case regarding assets beyond known sources of income against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who will not appear before the court today as he is abroad, Samaa reported Tuesday.
The prosecution team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is also in the courtroom of judge Muhammed Bashir.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place on this occasion. The adjoining roads leading to the NAB court located in Federal Judicial Academy have been closed with barbed wires.
At least 150 security personnel of Islamabad police have been deployed to stand guard around the premises of the court.
Being hospitalized abroad, Ishaq Dar will not appear before the court.
Earlier, the NAB Court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for him in a case filed by NAB on directives by Supreme Court’s bench in ruling of Panama Papers case.
According to our correspondent, Dar’s guarantor Ahmed Ali Quddusi appeared before the court during the previous hearing.
In the previous hearing, NAB’s investigator could not turn up at court within the time.
The judge inquired from Ahmed Ali Quddusi about when Ishaq Dar, who is currently in London apparently for heart treatment, will appear in the court?
The guarantor said Dar’s complete recovery till take three to six weeks. At which, the judge said the accused is absent from court proceeding for last three weeks.
Meanwhile, the judge issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar, directing his guarantor to produce the accused before the next hearing on Nov 21.
The same court has already rejected Dar’s application seeking exemption from personal appearance.