SC dismisses petition seeking disqualification of Ishaq Dar as senator


Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition seeking disqualification of former finance minister Ishaq Dar as Senator being not persuaded.
The stay order for halting the notification as member of Senate in respect of Ishaq Dar has also ended.

The petition filed by PPP leader Nawazish Ali seeking disqualification of Ishaq Dar came up for hearing before SC Tuesday.

The petitioner did not appear in the court.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan remarked the petitioner Nawazish Pirzada had not appeared in previous hearing. The court had summoned Ishaq Dar but he had not appeared.

The counsel for the former finance minister told the court that Ishaq Dar was unwell and he is settled abroad.

Additional Attorney General (AAG) Aamir Rehman said that under the ordinance the seat of those who don’t take oath within two months will be considered vacant The notification of Ishaq Dar has not been issued therefore, this law is not applicable to him.

The court rejected the plea being not persuaded.
The notification on the success of Ishaq Dar on Senate seat will be issued on termination of stay order. New ordinance will become applicable to Ishaq Dar as soon as the notification is issued. If Ishaq Dar does not take oath in Pakistan then he will lose his seat of Senate.