ISLAMABAD -  Former finance minister Ishaq Dar moved an application in the Accountability Court Islamabad seeking de-freezing of Hajwari Trust accounts

Judge Mohammad Bashir after preliminary hearing on the application issued notice to NAB authorities to come up with a reply by January 18.

Hajwari Trust’s accounts were frozen in connection with the assets beyond means corruption reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar by the NAB authorities.

In the fresh application moved by the counsel of Ishaq Dar, it was brought to the notice of court that Hajwari Trust is an orphanage where some 93 orphans were enrolled and in case the accounts of the trust would not be allowed to open the trust officials would be left with no choice but to close it down.

Judge Mohammad Bashir issued notice to NAB authorities to come up with a reply on it. NAB prosecutor present in the courtroom said that the hearing of assets reference against former finance minister was already fixed on Jan. 18 so the reply on the application would also be submitted on the same day.

Chairman NAB had frozen all the known back accounts of former finance minister Ishaq Dar and the organisations operating under his control in connection with the assets beyond means reference against him.

Previously Islamabad High Court had barred the trial court not to take any action against former finance minister Ishaq Dar including action against his guarantor and forfeiture of surety bond worth Rs5 million given for the bail of former finance minister till Jan. 17.

 

 

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