Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday dismissed former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s plea to suspend his declaration as a Proclaimed Offender (PO) by the accountability court.

A two-member bench of the court heard Dar’s plea, challenging the accountability court’s decision to declare him PO in graft case.

Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb observed in the short order that it seems that Dar’s medical report was drafted on his wishes. The court also ended the stay order on the accountability court proceedings against him.

Dar is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a reference against Dar 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.

The former finance minister has been in London since October last year owing to his medical treatment.