Dar asset accumulation case: Additional accused to be indicted on March 30

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar has yet to indict the co-accused in the case.

The co-accused in the asset accumulation case have been identified as former National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi.

All the three have been accused in the supplementary reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the former finance minister.

As the hearing began, suspects Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Raza appeared before the court, while Ahmed failed to appear. Ahmed’s lawyer informed that his client had been granted two-day exemption from appearance.

Later the judge Muhammad Bashir ordered the two accused to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million each to the court, and adjourned the hearing till March 30.

NAB filed an interim reference against Dar in September last year in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28, 2017, verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The three accused in the supplementary reference are identified as directors of Dar’s companies.