KARACHI: An accountability court took back its decision referring to the confiscation of the assets of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, and the order to unfreeze assets.
On 11 Dec 2017, the Nab court ordered the seizure of the properties of Ishaq Dar, and the court declared former finance minister Ishaq Dar a proclaimed offender for his continued absence from proceedings in a reference against him.
However, the judge of Nab court, Muhammad Bashir, has taken back his judgment and issued a written order to restore FinMin’s assets.
According to the order, records revealed that the minister appeared before the court and joined the trial. Thus, following the law, his petition has been accepted, and restored his property to him.
It is pertinent to mention here that an accountability court ordered to freeze of Dar’s assets after his continuous absence from the court proceedings in the case.
The reference was filed against Ishaq Dar, Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mahmood, and Mansoor Raza Rizvi in 2017. During the trial of the case statement of 42 witnesses were recorded.
Dar left the country in November 2017 on the pretext of seeking medical treatment in London.
Finance minister Ishaq Dar had earlier been declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court (AC) due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.
In 2017, The same court also summoned two more prosecution witnesses in the Avenfield properties reference against the Sharif family.
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