Ishaq Dar to resign as finance minister, stay in London: sources

LONDON: A high level PML-N huddle led by previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chose that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will leave from his service and will remain in London, sources disclosed to ARY News on Saturday. The meeting was gone to by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar alongside other party leaders.

Sources said that the finance minister who has a bailable arrest warrant issued against him by a responsibility court will leave to maintain a strategic distance from National Accountability Bureau (NAB) procedures against him.

Remarking on the advancement, Islamabad Bureau Chief Sabir Shakir said that when NAB is hearing a reference against Dar and a warrant has been issued, Dar is sitting tight for the Supreme Court to choose the reviving of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

“In the event that this case (Hudaibiya Paper Mills) is revived, he will leave and won’t come back to Pakistan,” included Shakir.

It is appropriate to note here that only two days prior, a NAB Lahore team attacked Dar’s Islamabad house hours after a responsibility court issued bailable arrest warrants against the PML-N stalwart. The court was also hearing a reference documented by NAB against him for having resources past his known wellsprings of salary.