ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witnesses on Monday testified against former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar before an accountability court here in a corruption reference.
Judge Muhammad Bashir is conducting the trial proceedings.
At outset of the hearing, NAB witness Faisal Shahzad, a banker by profession, testified against Dar and provided the details of bank accounts operated under name of Ishaq Dar and his wife.
The witness could not attend the last hearing due to his personal engagements.
Another witness, Director National Assembly Sher Dil Khan, also recorded his statement before the court.
He briefed the court about Dar’s salary as a Member National Assembly (MNA) back in 1990s. Khan said Dar was elected as an MNA from NA-95, Lahore constituency, for the first time back in 1993 on Rs14,000 salary per month.
The NA director said he was re-elected as an MNA from NA-97 on January 15, 1997 and was given a ministry portfolio on February 5, 1997.
After his testimony, the third witness documented his statement before the court.
Deputy Director Commerce Qamar Zaman said Dar was appointed as an in-charge of ‘Board of Investment’ in 1997.