The accountability court has issued bailable warrants of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after no show in court.
The court has ordered Dar to appear in court at the next hearing on November 2.
The minister is accused by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of possessing assets which are disproportionate to his declared sources of income.
As the hearing went under way, Dar’s counsel Khawaja Harris pleaded before Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir to grant his client exemption from appearance today as he is in London for medical tests.
The counsel also submitted Dar’ medical report and assured he would appear in court on Thursday.
The judge then reserved his decision on the plea after the NAB opposed the request and sought warrants for the finance minister’s production.