Amidst economic crisis, Pakistan hints at appointing ‘proclaimed offender’ as Finance Minister
What happened: The Former Federal finance minister Ishaq Dar will return to Pakistan in July, as TheNews quotes sources, “and take over the reins of the finance ministry.” TheNews quoted sources from within the PML-N as, “party supremo Nawaz Sharif took the decision in this regard.”
Details: At the same time, it has been quoted that Ishaq Dar would be coming back to Pakistan from the UK in July’s second week. Further citing what the sources shared, TheNews mentioned, “Sources have shared that Dar will then be appointed as finance minister since Miftah Ismail, an unelected member, can not continue in the office for more than six months.”
What you need to know: As Ishaq Dar is currently going through several cases, TheNews quoted, “The PML-N leader will apply for pre-arrest bail and then come to the country to face them.” At the same time, it is pertinent to mention that Ishaq Dar has been declared a proclaimed offender by NAB, which the PML-N government is trying to dissolve.