Key witness against Ishaq Dar has been removed from service: NAB

ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) informed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday that one of the key prosecution witnesses in a graft reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been removed from service.

The development surfaced after NAB sent a ‘notice of readiness’ to NADRA Operations Director Syed Qaboos Aziz, directing him to be ready to record his statement along with necessary documents in connection with the reference pending before an accountability court. Aziz is one of the 28 prosecution witnesses in the case.

“You are a prosecution witness in the reference. Hence you are requested to be available for recording of evidence along with necessary record in this month on short notice,” the NAB notice said.

NADRA responded that the officer had been ‘separated from service’ and that he might be contacted at his residential address. NADRA also informed NAB that for any other assistance it had appointed another officer, Ghazali Zahid, as the focal person on behalf of the authority.

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