Islamabad (June 29, 2018): The Supreme Court on Friday suspended the membership of former finance minister and a close relative of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif Senator Ishaq Dar.
The action was taken due to Dar’s consistent non-appearance in the court in pending cases, notification stated.
According to the notification, ECP has suspended Ishaq Dar’s membership of Senate in light of the orders given by the Supreme Court and notification of his success issued on March 9 has also been declared null and void.On May 08, 2018, A Supreme Court suspended the membership of former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar.
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case regarding the acceptance of Dar’s nomination papers in the recent Senate elections.
The CJP questioned why Dar did not show up in court despite being summoned to which his counsel said he was unwell.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that the former finance minister seems healthy when he appears on TV shows but submits medical reports when the court summons him.
The petitioner had claimed an absconder cannot be elected to the august house.
Dar was elected senator in March on technocrats seat from Punjab but his election was challenged on the grounds that he is facing corruption charges in the accountability court and has been declared an absconder.