Government issues red warrant to bring Ishar Dar back

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday issued a red warrant against former finance minister Ishaq Dar to bring him back to Pakistan.

Attorney General for Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan informed the three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, that the Federal Investigation Agency had issued the warrant after approval by the interior ministry.

The AGP stated that FIA has also approached Interpol to bring Dar back to Pakistan.

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Regarding queries about the cancellation of Dar’s passport, the AGP stated that the option was being considered but had not been executed yet.

The attorney general noted that if the passport was cancelled, Dar might use it as an excuse not to come to Pakistan.

About confiscating Dar’s properties abroad, the AGP stated that application has also been attached in this regard along with the red warrant.

SC orders interior ministry to obtain red warrants for Ishaq Dar

The hearing of the case has now been adjourned for two weeks.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed the authorities concerned to cooperate with the Ministry of Interior secretary in bringing former finance minister Ishaq Dar back from London.

“Prompt and expeditious assistance be provided not beyond 12 hours. Anybody not cooperating with the interior secretary will be dealt with,” said two-judge bench headed by the chief justice.

Hearing of the case adjourned till July 14

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