NAB files supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar today

NAB files supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar today

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a supplementary reference with new witnesses against former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday in the corruption reference.

The supplementary reference was filed at the Registrar’s Office by NAB’s Special Prosecutor Imran Shafeeq and NAB’s Investigation Officer (IO).  Additional witnesses and three new accused persons have been part of the reference, according to the sources.

In previous hearing on Friday, the NAB prosecutor informed the court about this, adding the bench that approvals to file supplementary references against Dar had been given.A supplementary reference has been prepared against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and approval has been taken from the relevant authorities.

Reported that 10 new witnesses have been included in the supplementary reference, said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials during the hearing of a case against Dar.

The judge, Muhammad Bashir, heard the case at an accountability court.Dar, a close aide of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The statement of prosecution witness Inamul Haq was recorded during the hearing, taking the total number of witnesses in the interim reference against Dar to 29. The investigation officer is the only one now who has yet to record his statement.Dar is accused of possessing assets beyond known sources of income.

The NAB filed a corruption reference against him in light of the apex court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.Following his indictment by the NAB court, Dar left for London in October last year for medical treatment, Dar has not attended any court proceedings ever since.Dar filed an application to the NAB court to unfreeze his assets which were seized last year at NAB’s behest.

The reserved its verdict on February 7.On this, the court declared him a proclaimed offender and his property and assets were also ordered to be seized.APP/AFP