The accountability court has indicted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

The accountability court (AC) has on Wednesday indicted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over graft allegations after authorities found he had assets that did not match his reported income.

Ishaq Dar appeared before the court and the AC judge Mohammad Bashir resumed hearing of the reference against the finance minister.

The Judge of the Court, Muhammad Bashir read out the charges during the hearing, however, Ishaq Dar, who was present in the court, denied the charges.

Strict security measures were made around the federal judicial complex, while entry of media persons and lawyers was banned.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his sources of income. A 91 percent increase was observed in his assets in a short period of time.

The accused was summoned to the joint investigation but he did not appear citing a review petition against the Panamagate verdict in the Supreme Court, the reference stated.

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