Dar corruption case: Accountability court indicts three co-accused

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Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court on Thursday indicted three co-accused in a reference filed by NAB against Ishaq Dar over assets beyond known means of income.

The indictment came after being delayed for five times in the previous hearings. The proceedings in the case resumed today with Judge Muhammad Bashir in the chair.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed an interim reference against Dar in September last year on the Supreme Court’s directives in the Panama Papers case.

However; all the three co-accused National Bank president Saeed Ahmad and Hajveri Modaraba directors Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Raza Rizvi pleaded not guilty against the charges.

It is pertinen to mention here that four previous proceedings has passed by without the accused being indicted with different reasons for every hearing.

Ahmed informed the court that he has challenged his indictment in the Supreme Court. However, the judge observed that the proceedings will continue until the apex court rules otherwise.

Moreover, during today’s proceedings, Rizvi submitted an unconditional apology in court over his counsel’s altercation with the judge at the last hearing. He informed the court that Javed Akbar Shah is no longer his legal representative.

Later the court indicted the three accused and summoned the witnesses including director National Assembly Sher Dil Khan, bank officer Muhammad Azeem, and Abdul Rehman Gondal of another bank in next hearing scheduled for 11 April.

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