ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of supplementary reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar till Oct 9 in a case pertaining to accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the reference wherein co-accused Mansoor Raza Rizvi and Naeem Mehmood were also present.
However, former National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) president Saeed Ahmed, who is also a nominee in the case, failed to appear before the court and, instead, filed a plea seeking exemption from appearance on Wednesday’s hearing.
During the hearing, the court was apprised by a NAB investigation officer that Ahmed is in contact with the concerned NAB officers.
Later on, the court accepted Ahmed’s plea for exemption and adjourned the hearing till Oct 9.
It merits a mention here that the court has declared Ishaq Dar, who is currently residing in the United Kingdom, as a proclaimed offender due to his continuous absence in the said case.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between British and Pakistan authorities to extradite Dar to Pakistan. In his response, Dar claimed that he is being subjected to political victimisation.