Islamabad: Former Pakistan finance minister Ishaq Dar has decided to return to Pakistan in the third week of July and he has received his new Pakistani passport, local media reported.
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has given a go-ahead to Dar to return to Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had asked Dar to return to Pakistan to become part of his team and advise on the economic affairs of the country, Geo News reported.
The source shared that Ishaq Dar will be returning to Pakistan in the third week of July and arrangements have been made for his travel. The source said that Dar has appointed a legal team already and will be taking the next steps in consultations with them.
Dar, said the source, will face the cases that have been registered against him and assume his responsibilities as senator soon after arriving in Pakistan, Geo News reported.
The source said: “Cases against Dar are fake and politically motivated. Everyone knows the background of these vindictive cases and Dar was targeted to bring down the PML-N’s then government”.
The source, who is close to Dar, said that there is a case against the ex-finance minister in which he is accused of not submitting details of his assets for 22 years.
Dar has maintained that he has already submitted a 32-year record of his assets but that was not considered as the objective was not justice but revenge and political engineering at that time.
The source shared that Dar has received his Pakistani passport after it was restored by the Interior Ministry of Pakistan, soon after PML-N came to power following the ouster of PTI government through a no-confidence vote.
Dar had become stateless in London in September 2018 after Pakistan’s federal government cancelled his diplomatic passports, as well as his wife’s.
The cancellation of the passport had meant that Dar was in London without a travel document and unable to travel to Pakistan to comply with the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s deadline for him to make an appearance before it.