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The minister pleaded not guilty to all charges, terming them baseless.
Anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 8 filed a case against Dar for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income following the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court.
A situation of chaos was observed outside the accountability court when Dar arrived for the hearing. The doors to the court were shut for reporters, and the finance minister had to wait at least 20 minutes outside before he was allowed to enter the court premises from the back door.
The minister refused to accept the charges read out by accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir and said his assets were in accordance with income and he will prove it with evidence during the trial.
The court has already announced to conduct day-to-day hearing in the case.
The evidence will be judged and defence lawyers will be given an opportunity to present counter evidence to reject the charges, he said.
The charges and indictment of Dar is a joke," he said.
Dar has a long association with Sharif family. Dar's son has been married to Sharif's daughter Asma Nawaz.
He was also imprisoned when the Sharif government was toppled in 1999. He was under pressure by opposition to resign after NAB filed case against him but so far he has refused to do so.
The NAB has filed three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his sons -- Hassan and Hussain, daughter -- Maryam, son-in-law -- Safdar, and Finance Minister Dar in the Accountability Court in Islamabad and Rawalpindi recently.
Sharif's family has alleged that the cases are politically motivated.
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