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Pak court resumes hearing in reference case against Ishaq Dar


ANI Islamabad [Pakistan]
An accountability court resumed its hearing against Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the corruption case here on Wednesday.
According to the Dawn, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Joint Registrar Sidra Mansur submitted documents related to two of Dar's companies in court.
Also, SECP Deputy Registrar Salman Saeed sought more time to present further details about the companies.
Dar is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.
A reference against the former finance minister was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Dar had been earlier declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.
On November 23, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accepted Dar's request to be relieved of his duties as finance minister. He was relieved of his three roles, including his portfolio in the finance ministry, and was informed of the decision.

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 2:30 PM IST

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