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NAB to bring Ishaq Dar to Pakistan with the help of Interpol

15 December, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday decided to issue red notice for Senator Ishaq Dar and bring him back to Pakistan with the help of Interpol.

A statement issued by the anti-corruption watchdog following an executive board meeting chaired by Chairman Javed Iqbal said that Dar, who is receiving medical treatment in London, is suffering from no such ailment that cannot be treated in Pakistan. He was earlier declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court which is hearing a corruption reference against him, it added.

The accountability court, meanwhile, directed NAB to submit details of properties owned by Ahmad Ali Quddusi, the guarantor of Dar, till December 18.

Judge Muhammad Bashir gave direction to NAB after Quddusi, who had furnished Rs 5 million guarantee for Dar, could neither produce the senator before the court nor turned up himself.

The court may order the attachment of Quddusi’s properties on next hearing. If attached, the properties will become part of the case record and remain in the court custody till final disposal of the case.

NAB also produced prosecution witness Muhammad Azeem, a bank official in Lahore, before the court for recording of his statement and informed the court that another witness, Faisal Shehzad, also a bank official in Lahore, could not turn up due to wedding of his sister in Lahore.

The court did not record the statements of Masood ul Ghani and Abdul Rehman Gondal, who were re-summoned, holding that their statements recorded earlier were complete.

Azeem submitted details of Dar and his family’s bank accounts and told the court that he had submitted the same details with the NAB Lahore in August 2017. He also submitted the record of a bank locker operated in the name of Dar and his wife. Besides, he also submitted the details of Hajveri Holdings, a private company owned by Dar.

In his statement, he stated that Dar had been operating his first account from 2001 to 2012, second from Aug 2012 to Dec 2016 and third from Jan 2017 to Aug 2017. He also presented a statement having details of Dar’s income from 2005 to 2017.

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