Ishaq Dar again fails to appear before court

Published: November 2, 2017
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. PHOTO: REUTERS

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ishaq Dar yet again failed to appear before the accountability court, hearing a National Accountability Bureau reference filed against him pertaining to his assets beyond means.

Dar’s counsel, Khawaja Haris, submitting his clients report requested the judge to exempt him to appear before the court.

Reading out the medical report, Haris stated that his client was severely ill and could not walk for three-four minutes at a stretch. He also said that Dar will have to undergo angiography on November 3 and therefore could not attend the hearing.

Arrest warrant issued for Dar

Objecting to the request, the NAB prosecutor said that the report could not be accepted by the court as it does not mention any illness.

Citing Mufti Abdul Qavi’s case the prosecutor argued that Dar could undergo angiography in Pakistan.

The court reserved its judgment in the case.

The accountability court had earlier on Monday issued bailable arrest warrant for the finance minister for failing to appear before the court.


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Reader Comments (7)

  • Usama
    Nov 2, 2017 - 10:56AM

    Wonder how can he still be finance minister and run country affairs while he is so sick.Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Nov 2, 2017 - 11:11AM

    Ishaq is a coward to the core and NaaAhl Nawaz is thick-skinned.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Nov 2, 2017 - 11:17AM

    Dar is going to run the ministry from UK.Recommend

  • rao amjad ali
    Nov 2, 2017 - 12:27PM

    What a shame that all that “hard earned money”, Euromoney sponsored best Finance Minister of Asia Award – albeit fake – and untold fame and glory could not come to his rescue and he is having to hide behind a vein and a valve to avoid the law.Recommend

  • Salman
    Nov 2, 2017 - 1:10PM

    There are quite a few videos online of dar walking around London earlier this week. He doesn’t look happy thoughRecommend

  • Shahnawaz
    Nov 2, 2017 - 1:38PM

    Procedures like Angiography, can be performed without any complication in Pakistan. I think AKU etc should be well versed with these procedures. The Tax Payers money is going to the dumpster and they ask for more taxes.Recommend

  • JB
    Nov 2, 2017 - 2:34PM

    Are all hospitals closed in Pakistan? And its funny how people suddenly fall ill when they are called for accountability.Recommend

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