Islamabad: The Judge Muhammad Bashir of Accountability court (AC), hearing a corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, has issued bailable arrest warrants after he failed to appear in court, on Wednesday.
According to details, Dar remained unable to appear in the court today as Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the reference against the finance minister.
Dar's protocol officer Fazal Dad appeared in court and informed the judge that the minister is presently in London.
For being in London and not to attend today’s hearing accountability court has issued arrest warrants after the counsel of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prayed the court to ensure Dar's presence in court.
NAB sources informed that summons for Dar was sent to his residence in Islamabad and his personal address in Lahore.
The sources reported on Wednesday, NAB Lahore directed State Bank of Pakistan and all banks of the country to freeze Dar's accounts and to inform it immediately after taking the said action.
The AC ordered for submission of the bail bond of Rs1 million and adjourned the hearing until September 25, ordering Dar to be present in court at the next hearing.
Dar had been summoned to appear in court today in connection with a reference by NAB for possessing assets beyond declared sources of income. The reference had been ordered by the Supreme Court in its July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.