Islamabad(May 08, 2018): Supreme Court has suspended senate membership of former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday after rejecting his medical certificate.
Hearing a case against the acceptance of Dar’s nomination papers in the recent Senate elections, the chief justice questioned why Dar did not show up in court despite being summoned at the last hearing?.
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Dar’s counsel informed the court that his client is unwell and will appear once he is able enough.
The chief justice remarked that he will have to appear in court one day.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked during the hearing that the former minister seems healthy when he appears on TV but submits medical reports to the court stating his inability to return to the country.
The hearing was then adjourned until after Eid (mid-June).
Yesterday, counsel of Ishaq Dar submitted medical report of his client in Supreme Court.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Pakistan Peoples Party’s Nawazish Pirzada in his plea, requested the apex court to suspend the Lahore High Court judgment allowing Dar to contest the March 3 Senate elections.
On February 17, an appellate election tribunal of the LHC had granted Dar permission to contest Senate elections, setting aside an order of the returning officer who had rejected his nomination papers.