Senator Ishaq Dar has taken the oath of office of Federal Finance Minister today, Wednesday, September 28. The swearing-in ceremony took place at 10 am in the President’s House.
President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath of office of Federal Finance Minister to Senator Ishaq Dar. Members of the federal cabinet also participated in the swearing-in ceremony at the President’s House.
PML-N leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar took the oath of membership of the Senate on Tuesday, September 27. Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani administered oath to Ishaq Dar, on this occasion members of the government alliance went to Ishaq Dar’s seat and congratulated him.
Riots after the swearing-in
On the other hand, PTI members surrounded the dais of Chairman Senate and tore the copies of agenda of the meeting.
Speaking in the Senate, Prime Minister Nazir Tarar said that Ishaq Dar has taken oath, he is welcome. Azam Nazir Tarar addressed the opposition and said that do not violate the sanctity of the House, no one’s feet are clean, if this is done then no one will be left, I request the opposition not to adopt such an attitude.
He said that it is hoped that Ishaq Dar will bring the country out of its difficulties and will serve the country to the fullest. Senator Shahzad Waseem expressed his views and said that the one who sunk the raft of the economy was brought back.
It should be noted that 2 days ago on Monday, September 26, Ishaq Dar returned to Pakistan from London after 5 years and expressed his determination to improve the country’s economy.
Ishaq Dar, speaking to the official broadcasting organization ‘PTV’ after arriving from London with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, said that by the grace and grace of Allah, I have returned to my country, a Muslim. Leader of League (N) Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have said that I should accept the responsibilities of Finance Minister.
Earlier, at the time of departure from London, Ishaq Dar had said that from the office where he had come for his medical, today Allah Almighty is sending me back to the same office. I can improve.
It is also worth mentioning here that a day ago on Tuesday, September 27, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail resigned from his post, after which Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Muslim League (N) leader Nawaz Sharif appointed Ishaq Dar as the minister. was nominated for the post of treasurer.
The Matter of Ishaq Dar and Cases
Ishaq Dar went to London for treatment in October 2017 when the accountability court was hearing a corruption reference against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). He was accused of making assets worth Rs 83.17 crore, which is more than his known sources of income by NAB, he was declared absconding by the accountability court of Islamabad on November 21, 2017.
The court had earlier upheld the freezing of Ishaq Dar’s account with the Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) and his other assets, properties, bank accounts and investments in Pakistan and abroad. He was also declared a fugitive on 11 December 2017 in Hudaybiya Paper Mills case worth Rs 1 trillion 20 billion.
The PML-N leader had been living abroad for many years for treatment and during this time he could not appear in the court despite repeated summonses in the pending cases against him due to which he was feared to be arrested on his return home.
However, the way for the Muslim League (N) leader to return home after five years was paved last week on September 23 when the accountability court suspended the permanent arrest warrant while accepting the application in the case regarding declaring him as an advertisement. He was prevented from arresting them.