ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday suspended the old arrest warrant of former finance minister Ishaq Dar till October 7, saying the court will quash the arrest warrant when the accused presents himself before the court, ARY News told.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir heard Ishaq Dar’s plea to quash the arrest warrant against him. The court suspended his arrest warrant on the guarantee of his lawyer Qazi Misbah that after landing at the airport, Dar would come straight to the court.
On 21 September, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) challenged his arrest warrant issued by the NAB court. Dar, through his lawyer Qazi Misbah, had filed a petition in the court of AC Judge Azam Khan against his arrest warrant in a corruption case.
The former finance minister in his plea assured his readiness to surrender and requested the court to quash his arrest warrant.
After issuing notice to the NAB, the court adjourned the hearing till September 23.
Earlier in 2017, an accountability court had declared former finance minister Ishaq Dar as a proclaimed offender in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
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The NAB reference states that the accused had acquired property and pecuniary interests/resources in his name or in the name of his dependents
831.678 million approximately amounting to Rs.
The assets are disproportionate to his known sources of income for which he could not properly account.