In another major jolt to former finance minister, Interior Ministry on Saturday approved issuance of red warrant against Ishaq Dar, to expedite extradition process of the senior PML-N leader.

The red warrant is an international notice sent to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) seeking the arrest and extradition of an individual.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested issuance of such warrant to bring Dar back to the country.

Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written a letter to Interpol for detention of Ishaq Dar while the case has also been forwarded to them after the approval of interior secretary. FIA has requested the assistance of Interpol in Dar’s arrest from London.

The FIA has sent a notice to interpol’s secretary general office in France.

The PML-N leader is currently in London and has been declared fugitive over his absence from case hearing despite repeated court summons.

The counsel of accused Mansoor Raza and Naeem Mehmood was presenting his arguments on petitions seeking their acquittal in the case. The three co-accused were nominated in a supplementary reference for allegedly assisting Dar in accumulating unsolicited assets.

On Feb 26 this year, the anti-graft watchdog filed a supplementary reference against Ishaq Dar in the assets case with regard to alleged accumulation of wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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