ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has issued red notice for former finance minister Ishaq Dar, sources informed Daily Sun News News Saturday, who is in London on account of his medical treatment.
The sources said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the interior ministry for the issuance of red notice.
Late last year, an executive board meeting, chaired by Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal, had decided to bring Dar back to Pakistan with the help of the Interpol.
“He [Dar] is suffering from no such ailment that cannot be treated in Pakistan,” a notification issued by the anti-graft body had said.
Dar is currently receiving medical treatment in London. The former finance minister is accused of possessing assets disproportionate to his declared sources of income.
A reference against the former finance minister was filed by the NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.
Dar had earlier been declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court due to his continuous absence from the proceedings.
In November 2017, then-prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had accepted Dar’s request to be relieved of his duties as the finance minister.
He was relieved of his three roles, including his portfolio in the finance ministry, and was informed of the decision.