ECP suspends Ishaq Dar’s senatorship on SC order
June 29, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the senatorship of former finance minister Ishaq Dar on the order of the Supreme Court on Friday. Ishaq Dar was elected senator on March 9, 2018. On May 8, the Supreme Court had suspended former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s senatorship on a temporary basis. During the hearing of 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. Submitting a medical certificate, Dar's counsel informed the court that his client is unwell and will appear once he is able enough Dar has been out of the country since October last year on account of his medical treatment. He has since been declared a proclaimed offender in the corruption case filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau.