A red warrant has been issued for Ishaq Dar’s arrest

July 14, 2018

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The Federal Investigation Agency has issued a red warrant to bring former finance minister Ishaq Dar back to Pakistan.

The red warrant was issued after approval from the interior ministry. The FIA has sent the warrant to Interpol for help bringing the former minster back.

Dar was told by the Supreme Court to return to Pakistan from London earlier, but he failed to do so.

The interior ministry submitted its reply on Saturday in the case relating to former minister’s continued absence.

When Justice Sardar Tariq Masood asked whether Dar’s assets have been seized, the attorney general informed the court that they had been.

“We are also in contact with Interpol to bring Dar back,” the attorney general said. Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that the FIA should remain in contact with Interpol.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked if Dar’s passport had been cancelled. He had ordered on July 9 that Dar’s passport should be cancelled if the former minister failed to return to Pakistan in three days.

The attorney general replied that it had not been cancelled and that the interior ministry reserves the right to cancel the passport of the PML-N leader.

“The accountability court has declared Dar an absconder,” the attorney general continued. The hearing was adjourned for two weeks.