Pakistan- Former finance minister Ishaq Dar faces a blow
In an announcement made from Islamabad, it has been revealed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued a summons to the former finance minister, Ishaq Dar, in connection with a case involving assets beyond known means. The date for this summons is set for October 10. This directive was officially issued by Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir. It's worth noting that this case had been previously closed by the accountability court following the enactment of amendments to the National Accountability Ordinance.
The situation surrounding this case has seen some recent developments. After the Supreme Court invalidated certain sections of the amendments made to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), the NAB decided to send back references related to politicians to accountability courts.
This decision came as a consequence of the Supreme Court's ruling, which mandated the restoration of corruption cases against public representatives. The court's decision was based on its judgment that certain sections of the amendments, previously introduced by the former coalition government, were inconsistent with the country's accountability laws.
In summary, Ishaq Dar, the former finance minister, has been summoned by the NAB to face allegations of possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. These actions come in the wake of legal developments spurred by changes to the National Accountability Ordinance and a subsequent Supreme Court ruling that ordered the reinstatement of corruption cases against public officials. The unfolding legal proceedings will be closely watched in the coming days.