ISLAMABAD: Attorney General on Saturday has informed Supreme Court (SC) that Interpol has been requested to issue red warrant of former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over his persistent absence.
During the hearing of assets beyond income case against Dar, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar asked whether ex-minister’s passport has been cancelled or not. The attorney general said that directives have been issued to seize property of Ishaq Dar.
Earlier, SC had expressed resentment over former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s absence from the court despite the last notice. CJP Nisar had directed Interior Secretary to take immediate step to call Dar back to Pakistan as majority people have completed their arguments.
He said that Ishaq Dar remained in contact with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London but not responding to the court summons.
Ishaq Dar, 67, was indicted in October in a graft case in which he is accused of making assets that were “disproportionate to his known sources of income”.
The case was filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of the Supreme Court order of July 28 that disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the Panama Papers scandal.
In its case against Dar, the NAB has alleged that the accused has acquired assets and pecuniary interests/resources in his own name and/or in the name of his dependants of an approximate amount of Rs 831.678 million.
Dar is in London since October and has been seeking treatment of an undefined heart complication at a Harley Street hospital.