Ishaq Dar extradition: NAB responds back to British government letter

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Ishaq Dar extradition: NAB responds back to British government letter

ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday informed Supreme Court that the process of extradition of former finance minister Ishaq Dar is in progress.

This was informed to a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Main Saqib Nisar in a case related to the apex court July 28, 2017 order, for Dar’s allegedly having assets beyond known sources of income.

Justice Nisar questioned the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s failure to repatriate the of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar.

To which, NAB counsel Jahanzeb Bharwana said extradition was in the process while Dar’s properties had been sealed.

However Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that it had been two months since the assets were confiscated. Bharwana said the bureau had replied to British government’s letter in the matter and was awaiting its response. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that departments doing nothing except paper work.

At this time, Justice Nisar asked about the progress in recovery of money from former Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) managing director Attaul Haq Qasmi, Fawad Hasan Fawad, and former minister for information Pervaiz Rashid. Responding to the query, Principal Information Officer who was present in the court said that tomorrow notices will be served to all respondents in this regard.

It is pertinent to note that an accountability court had ordered authorities to auction Dar’s movable and immovable assets and seize his bank accounts as he has not only failed to appear before the court but over six months have passed since the court attached his assets. - APP