Ishaq Dar resigns from Senate opposition seat

Published: June 4, 2013
Ishaq Dar is expected to be new finance minister. PHOTO: AFP

Ishaq Dar is expected to be new finance minister. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Ishaq Dar announced his resignation from the post on Tuesday. 

Dar, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said his resignation letter has been sent to the Chairman of Senate.

His resignation comes in the wake of reports that he is soon to become the finance minister of Pakistan.

Talking to reporters at the Parliament House,  Dar said PML-N will strive to resolve the challenges faced by the country and would work to uphold the interest of the masses.

Party leadership is committed to implementing the Charter of Democracy for strengthening state institutions, he added.

Senator Dar was appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of Pakistan on March 14, 2012. He has also served as finance and commerce minister in the past. His first tenure as finance minister was under Nawaz Sharif, and he was appointed to the office again for a short stint under former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani in 2008.

Senator Farooq H Naek hands in his resignation

Leader of the House, Senator Farooq H Naek also tendered his resignation on Tuesday.

Ezhaar Imrohi, a PPP leader said that decision of Naek’s resignation was taken as per democratic norms so that the incoming prime minister could nominate his own Leader of the House.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Assad
    Jun 4, 2013 - 9:23PM

    Why is this news? He got elected and will sit in government where his party has a majority. What is so special about his resignation?


  • Sara Khan
    Jun 4, 2013 - 9:36PM

    New government, Opposition, Media, Judiciary & Army all have the same agenda… “Rule the people and make them suffer”


  • Sara Khan
    Jun 4, 2013 - 9:37PM

    why is this the main story here? hellooo


  • Ahmed Ali Khan
    Jun 5, 2013 - 4:23AM

    This news of PML-N as the top story because N-league paid well to the media. TV stations and they also buy anchors plus they get advertisements from the N-league govt. They will have to serve their masters na. This so-called independent media. If you watch closely they will not give PTI news that much-yes negative news with bold captions they will love to do that to please their masters.


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