Ishaq Dar writes to ECP to save senate seat
Ishaq Dar. File photo
Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has written an important letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding his Senate seat and said that the rule of taking oath in forty days does not apply to him, reported 24 News HD.
According to details, he wrote that Election Commission had issued a notification regarding his success, which was suspended by the Supreme Court on May 8, 2018.
He said his case is still pending in the Supreme Court, and he cannot take the oath of the Senate till the decision of the Supreme Court.
Dar also referred to the Presidential Ordinance of September 1 in his letter and added that his membership is suspended until the decision of the SC.
He also mentioned the decision of the Lahore Division Bench in the letter and sent a copy of the letter to the chairman senate as a reminder.
The federal government is waiting for Ishaq Dar's Senate seat to become vacant and wants to get finance minister Shaukat Tareen elected as a senator on Ishaq Dar's seat.