Dar had told court his tax record confiscated by NAB, ISI: Zia

Wajid Zia, key prosecution witness and head of joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the Panama Papers case Wednesday told Accountability Court that former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stated before the JIT that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had confiscated his tax record in 1999.

Testifying before Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, who is hearing the assets beyond means case against Dar, Zia said that he (Dar) told JIT that ISI and NAB had confiscated his tax record in 1999; however, he could not verify Dar’s statement.

During the course of hearing, counsel of Mansoor Raza Rizvi and Naeem Mehmood, both directors of Dar’s companies, cross-examined Zia.

Zia led the JIT in the Panama Papers case which was constituted by the Supreme Court to investigate the assets of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and Dar.

The JIT report submitted to the court on July 10, 2017 led to Sharif’s

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