Accountability Court reserves judgement over Ishaq Dar’s plea

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ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement over Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s application seeking his trial through a representative, Samaa reported.

According to our correspondent, the application was filed by Dar’s counsel in the case pertaining to possession of assets beyond known sources of income, appealing the court to conduct the trial of his client through a representative.

The lawyer said Dar has been admitted to a hospital for heart issues which has forced him to extend his stay in the United Kingdom.

He said Dar also underwent angiography and angioplasty during his treatment.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor opposed the application, calling it a ‘delaying tactic’.

The prosecutor said Dar has no illness which can bar him from appearing in the court.

The court, meanwhile, reserved its decision over the application.

Last week, the same court hearing the corruption case against Dar had rejected his application seeking exemption from personal appearance, and maintained his bailable arrest warrants. – Samaa

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Story first published: 8th November 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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