ISLAMABAD -  The guarantor of former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Friday prayed to the Accountability Court Islamabad not to forfeit the surety bond he has furnished for security bail of the accused, and grant him three-week time for presenting the accused before the court.

The court issued notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for November 29 to come up with reply on the request of Ishaq Dar’s guarantor.

On previous date of hearing, the court had taken serious notice of continuous absence of Ishaq Dar in assets beyond means reference against him, and directed prosecution to initiate process of declaring him proclaimed offender in the case.

At the same time, the court had also issued show-cause notice to the guarantor of Ishaq Dar, Ahmad Ali Qadoosi that why the Rs5 million surety bond furnished by him for securing bail of the accused should not be forfeited, and sought his reply on November 24.

Qadoosi on Friday submitted reply to the court notice, and sought three weeks time from the court in bringing back the accused, as according to him Dar was suffering from serious heart ailment and was restricted by his doctors in London to travel.

He further submitted that he would undergo another check-up on November 27, after which the doctors would decide on his further treatment.

Qadoosi prayed before the court not to forfeit his surety money and grant him three weeks time so that he could come up with some concrete reply on Dar’s absence from the court.

The court issued notice to the NAB to come up with reply on the matter on November 29, and adjourned the hearing in the case till that date.

Judge Mohammad Bashir of Accountability Court Islamabad had already directed the prosecution to initiate the process of declaring Ishaq Dar as proclaimed offender and fixed the hearing in the matter on December 2.