Screw tightening against former finance minister Ishaq Dar

Screw tightening against former finance minister Ishaq Dar

*ISLAMABAD: Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar NAB case is reaching closer to its logical conclusion in the Accountability Court.*

*Accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday resumed the hearing of the reference filed against former finance minister Ishaq Dar by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly accumulating assets beyond his known sources of income. *

Judge Muhammad Bashir is recording the statement of a prosecution witness, Ishtiaq Ahmed.

At the previous hearing, the accountability judge had reserved his verdict on an application filed by two co-accused seeking acquittal in the case.

Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi, who are directors of Dar’s companies, had filed the application requesting the judge to exonerate them from all charges for want of evidence.

Qazi Misbah, the counsel for the two co-accused, contended the prosecution has failed to provide compelling evidence to prove the allegations leveled against his clients.

The third co-accused President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Saeed Ahmed, had already filed an application before the court for his acquittal which was rejected by it.

They were nominated as co-accused in the supplementary reference filed against Dar by the NAB. The court on April 5, 2018 had indicted the three accused.