The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed a second application filed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against his indictment by an accountability court in a corruption reference pertaining to ownership of “assets beyond his known sources of income”.
A two-judge division bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, had reserved the verdict on the petition on October 11 after completion of arguments.
Dar was indicted by the accountability court last month — less than 48 hours after he received a copy of the reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), along with copies of related documents spanning 23 volumes.
The minister’s lawyer said that he would approach the Supreme Court against the high court’s decision. “Islamabad High Court did not even hear our stance,” said Advocate Abdul Rehman, adding that it was Dar’s constitutional right to fulfil constitutional obligations. —INP