Pakistan finance minister Ishaq Dar indicted by anti-corruption court hearing Panama Papers case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s finance minister Ishaq Dar was indicted by an anti-corruption court hearing the Panama Papers case for possessing assets beyond known sources of income.

Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Reuters

Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Reuters

The minister pleaded not guilty to all charges, terming them baseless.

Anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 8 September 8 filed a case against Dar for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income following the 28 July verdict of the Supreme Court.

The apex court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister and ordered corruption cases against him, his children Maryam, Husain and Hasan and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar.

Chaos prevailed outside the accountability court when Dar arrived for the hearing. The doors to the court were shut for reporters, and the finance minister had to wait at least 20 minutes before he was allowed to enter the court premises from the back door.

The minister refused to accept the charges

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