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Court resumes hearing assets reference case against Ishaq Dar

The accountability court resumed hearing of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) assets reference case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Ishaq Dar on Monday.
The court has sought a report pertaining to confiscation of properties of Dar and his guarantors from NAB.
The court has also summoned five witnesses to record their statements in the case. 
On Thursday, NAB decided to issue a red notice for Dar to bring him back to Pakistan with the help of the Interpol.
The PML-N leader is currently receiving medical treatment in London.
According to a notification issued by the accountability department, Dar is suffering from no such ailment that cannot be treated in Pakistan.
Dar is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.
A reference against the former finance minister was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Dar had been earlier declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.
On November 23, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accepted Dar’s request to be relieved of his duties as finance minister. He was relieved of his three roles, including his portfolio in the finance ministry, and was informed of the decision.