Prosecution witness being cross-examined in Ishaq Dar assets reference
ISLAMABAD: The duty court docket listening to the belongings reference in opposition to former finance minister Ishaq Dar resumed lawsuits these days.
The Nationwide Responsibility Bureau (NAB) had filed an period in-between reference in opposition to the then-finance minister in September ultimate 12 months at the Best Courtroom’s directives within the Panama Papers case.
He used to be indicted within the case and has been absconding since November.
Later, in a supplementary reference, NAB named Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi as co-accused within the case. Mehmood and Rizvi are administrators of an organization owned by way of Dar.
All 3 co-accused seemed in court docket these days.
All through these days’s listening to, Qazi Misbah, the defence suggest, started the cross-examination of witness Mohammad Azeem, who’s a non-public financial institution respectable.
Azeem stated he introduced Dar’s financial institution transactions first to NAB after which to the court docket.
On the ultimate listening to of the case on Would possibly 2, prosecution witness Sher Dil Khan’s remark used to be recorded.
Khan knowledgeable the court docket that he’s the finance director on the Nationwide Meeting. He knowledgeable the court docket that he seemed sooner than the investigation officer at NAB Lahore place of business on August 22, 2017.
He added that NAB had summoned information of Dar’s wage and allowances from him.
Dar, an in depth aide of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing belongings disproportionate to his declared assets of source of revenue.
NAB filed an period in-between reference in opposition to Dar in September ultimate 12 months in gentle of the Best Courtroom’s July 28, 2017, verdict within the Panama Papers case.
The recently-filed supplementary reference is according to seven volumes and contains the account main points of the accused individuals, with transactions amounting to $four.06 million, in keeping with NAB’s Particular Prosecutor Imran Shafiq.
The 3 accused within the supplementary reference are known as administrators of Dar’s corporations and accused of opening fictitious accounts in his title.
Dar used to be these days re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan however is but to take oath as he has been in London since October ultimate 12 months on clinical grounds.
On Would possibly eight, on the other hand, the Best Courtroom, whilst listening to a petition in opposition to the acceptance of Dar’s nomination papers, briefly suspended Dar’s Senate club and ordered him to look in court docket.
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