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Ishaq Dar’s arrest warrant suspended by accountability court

Islamabad: An accountability court on Friday deferred former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s ongoing arrest warrants until October 7. The court said it would revoke the orders once the accused appeared in front of the court.

Judge Muhammad Bashir of the Accountability Court heard Ishaq Dar’s request to have the arrest warrants against him canceled. Upon receiving a promise from Dar’s attorney Qazi Misbah that he would arrive at the court as soon as he landed at the airport, the court suspended his arrest warrants.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader contested the arrest warrants issued by the NAB court on September 21. Dar appealed against his arrest warrants in a corruption case before AC Judge Azam Khan through his attorney Qazi Misbah.

In his appeal, the former finance minister said that he was prepared to surrender and begged the court to throw down his arrest warrants.

After notifying NAB, the judge continued the hearing to September 23.

Ishaq Dar, a former finance minister, was charged with corruption earlier in 2017, and the National Accountability Bureau filed a reference against him (NAB).

According to NAB reference, the accused had acquired wealth and financial interests in his name or the names of his dependents for

A rough sum of Rs. 831.678 million.

His assets are out of proportion to his known sources of income, which he is unable to adequately explain.

Neha Ayub
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