Indictment of co-accused in Dar reference again delayed till Mar 30


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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing into assets beyond income case reference against Ishaq Dar till March 30, once again delay caused in indictment of the three co-accused.

The co-accused in the case are former National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi.

The three have been accused in the supplementary reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the former finance minister, who has been absconding in the case since October last year. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir resumed hearing the case on Wednesday.

During the court proceedings, suspects Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Raza were presented before the court, while Ahmed failed to appear. Ahmed’s lawyer informed that his client had been granted two-day exemption from appearance.

The judge then ordered the two accused to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million each to the court, and adjourned the hearing till March 30. —INP