Accountability court orders unfreezing of Dar's welfare trust's bank account

Published: January 24, 2018
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

The accountability court on Wednesday ordered to unfreeze accounts of former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s welfare organisations Hajveri Foundation and Hajveri Trust keeping in view the welfare purposes.

According to Express News, accountability court judge in Islamabad Muhammad Bashir adjourned the hearing regarding the accounts of welfare organisations supervised by Dar. The former finance minister was represented by his lawyer Qazi Mishbahul Hassan.

The lawyer told the court that Hajvery Foundation is running more than one project. According to the lawyer, the foundation is also giving approximately Rs50 to Rs60 million to various hospitals for dialysis treatment.

Dar requests accountability court to unfreeze Hajvery Trust accounts

Hajvery Foundation also gives funds to Hajvery trust which is an institution for orphan children. “How can someone misuse trust funds? We have filed documents regarding expenses of the trust for the past three years,” the lawyer told the accountability court

NAB’s deputy secretary Imran Shafiq told the court that he can confirm that Hajvery Trust caters to orphaned children. “We don’t want the children to suffer. But this is also a reality that welfare organisations were misused. The organisation was made for a good cause but was misused.”

Earlier this month the accountability court issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition that requested the court to grant approval for operating a welfare trust’s bank account so that orphan children do not suffer.

 

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