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Accountability court suspends Ishaq Dar’s arrest warrants till October 7

The accountability court has suspended the arrest warrants of former finance minister and senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Ishaq Dar till October 7 in a case pertaining to him being declared a proclaimed offender.

Qazi Misbah, Dar’s counsel, requested the court to take back the previously issued arrest warrant of Ishaq Dar saying that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should be stopped from arrest ensuring that Dar would come straight away into the court after he lands in Pakistan.

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The Islamabad’s accountability court had declared Ishaq Dar as an offender in 2017 in a corruption reference after the former finance minister had failed to join the investigation and trial against him.

The judge of the accountability court, Muhammad Bashir, accepted the request suspended the arrest warrant till October 7. The judge giving Dar a chance to surrender before the court also stopped NAB from arresting him.

The judge remarked that permanent suspension of Ishaq Dar’s arrest warrants would be considered after he would personally appear before the court.

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Dar’s counsel had maintained in his petition that he should not be arrested after returning since he wanted to surrender to join the trial therefore his arrest should be barred.

Ishaq Dar had also approached the Supreme Court earlier against accountability court’s order of his presence in person during the hearing on basis of his health grounds that didn’t allow him to travel. But he had withdrawn his application on September 22.

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