Investigation officer testified in reference against Dar

The Accountability Court hearing corruption case against former Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday completed recording of testimony of investigation officer in connection with the supplementary reference.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a supplementary reference against Dar on February 26 last year. The reference comprises seven volumes and includes 24 witnesses and three co-accused namely former President of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Saeed Ahmed, Mansoor Raza Rizvi and Naeem Mehmood, both directors of Dar’s companies.

While hearing the case, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir completed recording of testimonies of the NAB investigation officer and prosecution witness Nadir Abbas. Defence counsels Qazi Misbah and Hashmat Habib will cross-examine the investigation officer on the next hearing.

The three co-accused were present in the court during the hearing. The court after completion of the investigation officer’s statement adjourned hearing of the case till July 17.

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