ISLAMABAD: The three co-accused in Ishaq Dar corruption case escaped indictment for the fourth time on Monday.

Accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir conducted hearing of the case. The co-accused National Bank president Saeed Ahmad, Mansoor Raza and Naeem Mehmood appeared before the court.

The indictment was postponed as the defendants failed to produce a copy of Islamabad High Court’s verdict.

Saeed Ahmad’s lawyer Hashmat Habib requested the court to adjourn the hearing till the next day. However; the judge while dismissing the plea directed NAB prosecutor to present a copy of IHC’s verdict till 1:30 pm.

On the other hand, Saeed Ahmad while complying with court’s orders submitted surety bonds worth Rs10 lac.

The hearing of the case was deferred till 1:30 pm.


Corruption case


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.