ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday approached the Islamabad High Court against his indictment by an accountability court in a graft reference filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for his assets beyond his means, ARY News reported.
The minister filed a petition through his counsel requesting it to set aside his indictment in the NAB reference.
His counsel contended in the petition that the minister was indicted in a helter-skelter manner without fulfilling legal requirements. Thus, he pleaded with the court to review the trial’s decision to indict him.
On Sept 27, Judge Muhammad Bashir of the accountability court had read out charges against the minister, which he denied and opted to contest them.
The court would take up the case on Oct 4 when it would record depositions of prosecution witnesses.
The court had rejected a request by Dar’s counsel, Amjad Parvez, to adjourn the indictment for a week so that he could peruse the voluminous report.