Accountability court reserves verdict on Dar’s plea

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the assets reference against Senator Ishaq Dar reserved its ruling on the suspect’s petition against the freezing of his assets on Wednesday.

Dar, the former finance minister and close aide of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.

Advocate Qazi Misbah appeared on behalf of Dar and requested the court to dismiss its order of freezing and seizure of Dar’s assets.

NAB prosecutor Imran Shafique opposed the plea, arguing that the defendant should have approached the court within 14 days of the order which was not done.

Misbah responded that he received the order late otherwise swift response would have been conducted.

Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir then reserved the verdict and will announce it on February 14.