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Pak's FM appears before anti-corruption court

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's Minister Ishaq Dar today again appeared before an accountability here to face trial in a corruption case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his family members and Minister Dar in the Accountability

The cases were registered weeks after the Supreme disqualified Sharif as prime minister on July 28 in the Panama Papers scandal.

Dar, 67, appeared in the but his chief counsel Khawaja Harris was not present due to some prior commitments.

The was informed that Harris would come later in the day. Judge Muhammad Bashir then postponed the hearing till afternoon.

Meanwhile, the also rejected an application by Dar to exempt him from hearing today.

The prosecution is set to present another witness against Dar. Earlier three witnesses have testified in the case, including Al-Baraka Senior Vice-President and of the National Investment Trust (NIT) asset management company during the previous hearing on October 12.

Dar was indicted last month in the case in which he is accused of making assets, which are not in accordance with his known sources of income.

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First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 10:22 IST