Plea again filed in ECP for disqualification of Ishaq Dar as Senator

ECP restores Ishaq Dar’s Senate membership


Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday restored the former finance minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Ishaq Dar, to the Senate.

ECP also issued a notice on this. The committee reinstated membership in accordance with an order of the Supreme Court.

In June 2018, the ECP suspended the notice of the success of the former Minister of Finance and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar in the 2018 Senate election.

“[The ECP] has been pleased to suspend the notification of even number dated 9 March 2018, to the extent of Muhammad Ishaq Dar, whereby he was declared as returned candidate from the Senate… against seat reserved for technocrats… from Punjab province,” read a notification.

The Supreme Court in May 2018 had ordered the ECP that notification of Senator-elect Ishaq Dar as member of the upper house be suspended for his failure to appear before the court despite repeated summons.

In March 2018, Dar was elected senator from Punjab on the seat of technocrat but the apex court on May 8, 2018 suspended former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s Senate seat, ordering that the former minister cannot be a member of the senate.

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