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Accountability court to record statement of IO in corruption reference against Dar

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Accountability court will record the statement of Investigation officer (IO) in corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Dar is accused by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. A reference against him was filed in September last year in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.

As Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir began today’s proceedings, the NAB prosecutor informed him that they require some time to present the IO in court.

The judge then adjourned the proceedings until 11:30am today.

Earlier Election Commission of Pakistan rejected the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar for the senate allegations due to financial irregularities and multiple references against him.