ISLAMABAD    -   Federal Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday appeared be­fore the Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad, which is hearing a reference filed by the National Accountabili­ty Bureau (NAB) against him for allegedly having assets be­yond know sources of income. AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir, who conducted the proceed­ings, served a notice to NAB on Dar’s petition against his arrest warrants. Ishaq Dar adopted the stance that he wanted to return to Pakistan despite illness but the then Imran Khan led government had cancelled his passport. He said all the Pakistani embas­sies abroad were issued di­rectives not to issue passport to him. He had now been able to appear before the court af­ter issuance of the travel doc­uments. The court observed that it would hear the main reference and Dar’s petition together. It summoned Ishaq Dar again on October 7, while issuing the notice to NAB. The accountability court on Sept 23 had suspended Dar’s arrest warrants till October 7 on his application filed through his lawyer. The court stated that the accused should be given one more opportunity to sur­render as the purpose of the arrest warrants was also to ensure his attendance.