ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday has given a blow to the Senator Ishaq Dar when he failed to appear before the Apex Court.
SC suspended former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s Senate seat’s notification, ordering that the former minister cannot be a member of the Upper House.
“Whenever we talk about his court appearance he becomes ill but looks good on TV,” Justice Ijazul Ahsan observed.
The hearing of the case is adjourned until June. Nasir Bhutta appeared on Dar’s behalf and stated that the medical certificate and report has been submitted which proves his illness.
Last month, Dar contended before the Supreme Court (SC) that there was no provision under law and Constitution barring an absconder from contesting elections.
The reply, submitted by Advocate Salman Aslam Butt, says that after the enactment of 18th Amendment, there was no prohibition under the law that Dar could not contest for Senate elections.
“Having canvassed the amendments made to Article 63 of the Constitution … there is no prohibition on a person who has been declared an absconder from contesting the Senate elections. Accordingly, an appeal is liable to be dismissed,” the reply reads.