Interpol issues red warrants for Ishaq Dar, likely to be arrested anytime

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Interpol issues red warrants for Ishaq Dar, likely to be arrested anytime

ISLAMABAD: Interpol has issued red notice for fugitive former finance minister of Pakistan Ishaq Dar upon request of the Pakistan government.

Earlier the Ministry of Interior had issued red notice for former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is in London on account of his medical treatment.

The sources said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the interior ministry for the issuance of red notice.

Late last year, an executive board meeting, chaired by Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal, had decided to bring Dar back to Pakistan with the help of the Interpol.

"He [Dar] is suffering from no such ailment that cannot be treated in Pakistan," a notification issued by the anti-graft body had said. link link

Dar is currently receiving medical treatment in London. The former finance minister is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.

A reference against the former finance minister was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

Dar had earlier been declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.