Ishaq Dar may land into yet another trouble

Ishaq Dar may land into yet another trouble

ISLAMABAD – There seems to be no end for the former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's trouble as now Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided to challenge the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar, PML-N candidate for upcoming Senate elections in March.

Ishaq Dar has been provided with the Senate Ticket while he is undergoing a serious corruption charge in the NAB Court.

PTI will point out that corruption case against Ishaq Dar is being heard by NAB court and in such situation he should not be allowed to run for Senate memership. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry will lead a legal team to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and challenge the nomination papers of the ex-Finance Minister.

With nine of the PML-N Senators retiring in March after completing their three-year tensure, the ruling party has remained Dar as Senate candidate.

Dar submitted his nomination papers from Punjab where PML-N maintains heavy majority in the provincial assembly.

PML-N is likely to attain 25 more seats in the Senate with elections in the upper house due on March 3. Other PML-N leaders chosen for Senate tickets include Mushahid Hussain, Nuzhat Sadiq and Kamran Michael. Mushahid Hussain, who had resigned as PML-Q Senator and joined PML-N, is likely to be a Senator from the ruling party this time.

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s sister Sadia Abbasi will also contest Senate polls from PML-N ticket. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Media Affairs Musadik Malik, PML-N London president Zubair Gul, Haroon Akhtar, ex-IGP of Sindh Rana Maqbool, Farooq Khan and Shaheen Butt are other Senate candidates of PML-N.

Federal Minister for Communication PML-N MNA Hafeez will not contest in the 2018 general elections after being given the Senate ticket.