NAB to file supplementary reference against Dar

ISLAMABAD: At a time when the accountability court has recorded testimonies of 29 out of 30 witnesses against former finance minister Ishaq Dar in the assets reference, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has prepared a supplementary reference against him, which is likely to be filed on Monday (tomorrow).

The accountability court has fixed Feb 28 as the date for recording testimony of the last prosecution witness — Nadir Abbasi, an assistant director of NAB — in the assets case.

However with the filing of the supplementary reference, it would be difficult for accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir to conclude proceedings within the six-month timeframe set by the Supreme Court, which is going to expire before mid-March.

NAB sources told Dawn that the competent authority had approved the filing of the supplementary reference against Mr Dar, who is already facing ex-parte trial proceedings in the reference related

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