Jail sentence fate of Ishaq Dar, says Naeem ul Haq | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf representative Naeem ul Haq on Monday demanded Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to tender his resignation.

Speaking to the press, outside Election Commission of Pakistan office, he said: “Ishaq Dar has no shame. He should immediately resign, we are certain that jail sentence has become his fate.”

The PTI spokesperson said that the party doesn’t trust government and system anymore, as a puppet prime minister is taking orders from a disqualified premier.

He said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s government has pushed the country towards disaster. “The economy has been destroyed. We don’t even have half of the money required to give for our debts.”

Haq said that Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq doesn’t deserve to remain in his position as he today welcomed the disqualified PML-N leader at Islamabad Airport.

Speaking on the occasion, PTI leader Babar Awan said that every institution of the country is being influenced by a disqualified prime minister.

“Nawaz Sharif wants to take institution on the way of collision,” he added.

Earlier,  Dar reached the Islamabad Accountability Court to attend the hearing of a corruption case against him.

Judge Mohammad Bashir directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide Dar with a copy of the case documents.

The judge then set September 27 as the next date of hearing when the finance minister will be formally indicted by the court. Dar was also directed to submit the surety bond worth Rs1 million.

Dar’s counsel asked the court to be granted seven days for perusing the reference against his client, as it is spread over 23 volumes.

The judge denied the request and observed that the court has to complete the trial in six months.

“If you take a month to read the reference how will we wrap up proceedings in the given time,” the judge asked, observing further that two days are enough to go over the reference.

The judge observed that they will conduct daily hearings in the case. The court also directed Dar to deposit a Rs5 million surety bond to ensure his appearance at the next hearing

Talking to Geo News after the hearing, Dar’s counsel, Amjad Pervez, said they expect the courts to dispense justice. “No one will object to daily proceedings if all tenets of justice are adhered to,” he said while answering a question. 

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