Islamabad: An accountability court ordered initiation of proceedings to declare Pakistan’s embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as a proclaimed offender in a graft case on Tuesday.
Judge Mohammad Bashir held the hearing even as 67-year- old Dar remained absent as he is in London for medical treatment.
The judge also rejected an application by Dar’s lawyer to grant him exemption.
The court also asked his guarantor, Ahmad Ali Qudoosi, to respond by November 24 as to why the surety bond of Rs 5 million should not be confiscated as Qudoosi had failed to ensure Dar’s presence during the hearing.
The court adjourned the hearing till December 4. PTI