ISLAMABAD -  Accountability Court Islamabad could not record the statement of Joint Investigation Team Head Wajid Zia in assets beyond means corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar due to non-availability of the original copy of JIT report and adjourned the hearing in the case till Feb. 12.

On Thursday when the court took up the case against former finance minister Ishaq Dar, JIT Chief Wajid Zia appeared before the court amid tight security. Investigation officer in the case Nadir Abbas was also present to depose before the court.

Judge Mohammad Bashir asked JIT head Wajid Zia whether he had any original documents relating to the Panama Papers Revelations’ investigation. In response, the JIT head told the court that the original record was submitted in the Supreme Court and he was just having the copy of the record.

Judge Mohammad Bashir remarked that a letter for securing original record of JIT report was already written to the Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan and said that another reminder should be sent for early provision of the record.

Investigation officer in the case Nadir Abbass said that details about the alleged corruption and corrupt practices of former finance minister Ishaq Dar were contained in volume 1 and volume nine of the JIT report and asked the court whether the complete report should be sought or just volumes one and nine should be brought in the court.

Wajid Zia informed the court that he had not submitted details of some correspondence with other countries under the mutual legal assistance with the court which were contained in volume 10 of the report which was not exhibited in the court.

Judge Mohammad Bashir adjourned the hearing in the case till Feb. 12 and directed both the prosecution witnesses to appear before the court to record their statements as by the time the original report would likely be brought from the apex court.