Pak FM Dar appears before court; to be charged on Wednesday

By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, Sep 25 Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar today appeared before an accountability court here in connection with the Panama Papers scandal and submitted surety bonds worth Rs 1 million to secure his bail.

The court, which is hearing graft cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 8 against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and Dar, had issued a bailable arrest warrant against the minister on September 20.

Dar, 67, returned from London this morning along with Sharif who is expected to face corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal tomorrow.

Dar’s lawyer deposited surety bonds worth Rs 1 million to avoid his arrest.

The court, after a brief hearing, postponed the case of Dar till September 27 and asked him to appear again as he would be formally indicted by the prosecution in a corruption case for having assets beyond his known

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