According to a notification released by the Senate Secretariat on Friday, Finance Minister and PMLN leader Ishaq Dar was chosen to serve as the Senate’s leader of the house.
Dar was appointed to the position by PM Shehbaz Sharif, who also serves as PML-N leader. Azam Nazeer Tarar, a federal law minister, was selected earlier this year by the premier to serve as leader of the house in the Senate.
It is important to remember that Dar was sworn in as a senator one day after arriving back in the nation following a five-year period of “self-exile”. He was then sworn in as the new finance minister after this.
While on trial for corruption in 2017, Ishaq Dar had left the country. The action was taken after Miftah Ismail, a former finance minister, resigned from his position to make room for the Ishaq Dar.
Following a crucial party conference presided over by party leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, the choice to name Ishaq Dar as the next financial czar was made. He had taken the oath of office as a federal minister on Wednesday and then appeared before an accountability court in the assets reference.
Ishaq Dar had previously informed the court that the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had cancelled his passport and that all embassies had been directed not to provide a new passport to him, giving that explanation as to why he had not appeared before the court all these years.
Dar had explained to Judge Muhammad Bashir that he had wished to return despite being in terrible health, and that he had finally returned after receiving a passport.
Regarding Dar’s petition for the arrest warrant against him to be cancelled, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was given notice at the hearing.