CJP orders govt to take measures to bring back Ishaq Dar in 10 days
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday ordered the government to ensure former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s return to Pakistan within 10 days.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing the case pertaining to a summons issued to Dar. The interior secretary, foreign secretary, National Accountability Bureau Director General, and other related officials were present in court.
“The man is roaming around on the streets of London but unwilling to come back home when the court summons him. He cites his ailment as the reason of failure to return to Pakistan,” the CJP remarked. “The former finance minister is unwilling to act upon the court’s orders.”
“Where are NAB officials? What has the NAB done up till now to bring back Dar?” inquired the Chief Justice.
The top judge then issued directives to take measures which would ensure the absconder’s return to Pakistan in 10 days.
During the hearing, the chief justice asked if Dar could continue living in Britain, his passport were to be cancelled.
The top judge further inquired the measures taken by the current government to bring back Dar. Issuing all relevant departments to consult on the matter, the chief justice adjourned the hearing till September 11.