What are the allegations against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar?

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is facing a litany of allegations pertaining to corruption in the NAB reference. Here are the details of the charge sheet against the finance minister.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was indicted on Wednesday when he presented himself before the accountability court. When Dar was asked in court by the judge whether he owned assets more than his income could justify, he denied the accusation.

“Is it true that you amassed assets amounting to Rs 831 million?” asked the judge.

Dar again denied the accusation. He was then asked whether or not his assets had increased 91 times in a short span of time. Dar said that the allegation against him was false.

Ishaq Dar also denied allegations pertaining to opening accounts that were fake and others which were in the name of his relatives. He denied charges of money laundering against him as well.

The charge sheet contains full details of Ishaq Dar’s assets within Pakistan. In the final reference, the complete details of the finance minister’s offshore assets would be included since investigations pertaining to them were on-going.

 
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Story first published: 27th September 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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