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Dar decides to extend his London stay after NAB appeal

Dar decides to extend his London stay after NAB appeal

Dar was summoned to appear in the accountability court of Islamabad on Wednesday in connection with a reference by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for possessing assets beyond declared sources of income. Judge Mohammad Bashir directed the police to arrest Dar and produce him in the next hearing on September 25.

Dar's protocol officer Fazal Dad told the anti-corruption court that Dar was in London.

It also emerged today that the anti-corruption watchdog has also appealed for freezing bank accounts of the finance minister.

In Dar's absence, an NAB team had visited his official residence in Islamabad to carry out his arrest warrants.

The warrants were issued against a surety bond of Rs1 million.

The officials reportedly went to Dar's house in Ministers Enclave, Islamabad and questioned employees while telling them that they had an arrest warrant for the federal minister.




Dar, whose son is married to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, faces corruption charges alongside Sharif and family members of the former premier stemming from the Panama Papers revelations.

Sharif, his two sons, daughter and son-in-law failed to appear before the same court on September 19 for the first hearing of cases against them.

During the proceedings, the anti-graft body asked the court to issue arrest warrants of the finance minister for continuously evading court proceedings against him.

The Sharif family is facing three cases pertaining to the Avenfield (London) properties, the establishment of 16 companies in the United Kingdom and a third reference against them is related to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment Jeddah.

The NAB, however, termed the reference as "interim" since it was based on "material collected by the JIT, the FIA and the NAB till date", and said that it reserved the right to file a supplementary reference.


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