Election Commission of Pakistan reinstated Ishaq Dar as senator

Former finance minister Dar was elected senator from Punjab on PML-N ticket in March  2018 but Supreme Court suspended his senatorship in May 2018

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reinstated the former finance minister and senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar as senator.  The ECP has issued official notification in this regard. The notification says that "In pursuant to the order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan dated December 21, 2021 in Civil Appeal No.352 of 2018, the Election Commission of Pakistan hereby recalls the notification dated June 29, 2018 and the notification of even number dated March 9, 2018, to the extent of Mohammad Ishaq Dar, as returned candidate, is hereby restored."

The ECP had withdrawn the notification of his election as senator in May 2018. The notification was withdrawn in the light of the Supreme Court's orders as in May 2018; the apex court had suspended Dar’s senatorship temporarily.

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. Dar was successfully elected to the Senate from Punjab but had yet to be administered oath.

The former finance minister has been out of the country since October 2017 on account of his medical treatment. He has since been declared a proclaimed offender in a corruption case filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

                                                                     Election Cell

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