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NAB court rejects Dar’s plea to dismiss supplementary reference

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court on Tuesday has rejected former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s plea to dismiss National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) supplementary reference over asset beyond income case.

During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, the judge remarked that the reason behind disposing of the plea will be mentioned in comprehensive verdict.

He has also summoned President of National Bank Saeed Ahmed on March 27 for indictment.

Meanwhile, defence lawyer said that he will challenge the decision in high court after knowing the reasons.

Previously, NAB investigation officer Nadir Abbas submitted copies of reference in the court. At least 30 volumes of reference, including seven volumes of supplementary reference, were also provided to the co-accused.

Ishaq Dar, 67, was indicted in October in a graft case in which he is accused of making assets that were “disproportionate to his known sources of income”.

The case was filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Supreme Court order of July 28 that disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the Panama Papers scandal.

In its case against Dar, the NAB has alleged that the accused has acquired assets and pecuniary interests/resources in his own name and/or in the name of his dependants of an approximate amount of Rs 831.678 million.

Dar is in London since October and has been seeking treatment of an undefined heart complication at a Harley Street hospital.

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