LONDON: PML-N leader Ishaq Dar will assume charge as the finance minister on Tuesday, a decision taken during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s meeting with party supremo Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday.
Dar is likely to return to Pakistan with PM Shehbaz Sharif.
Dar, himself, had said yesterday that he will take oath as a Senator immediately after his return. The former finance minister said that he would will perform whatever duty is assigned to him by Nawaz and Shehbaz.
Sources said that Miftah Ismail, the current finance minister, will remain part of the government’s economic team.
PM Shehbaz, along with Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb reached London after attending the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York a day earlier and is scheduled to leave for Pakistan on Sunday.
The two leaders discussed the ongoing situation in the country and measures taken by the sitting coalition government.