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Dar’s property confiscated, SC told

Dar’s property confiscated, SC told

ISLAMABAD: A day after an accountability court asked the Punjab government to confiscate three properties owned by former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s, his wife and son, the Supreme Court was informed on Tuesday that his properties in the country had been confiscated and that efforts to extradite him were now underway.

“NAB has confiscated the properties,” the additional attorney general told the Supreme Court, adding that ‘talks are being held with the UK government for Dar’s arrest’. Following the attorney general’s remarks, the case’s hearing was adjourned till an unspecified date.

Dar has been declared an absconder in a reference pertaining to his assets.

On Monday, accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir, in his order issued on an application of NAB, had said that plots owned by the family had been placed at the disposal of the provincial government, within the meaning of Section 88(7) of the Criminal Procedure Code. “The investigation officer is directed to inform the provincial government concerned in this regard,” he ordered.

NAB special prosecutor Mohammad Imran Shafique had further informed the accountability court that the two vehicles – Mercedez Benz and Land Cruiser – could not be taken into possession as these were yet to be traced.