ISLAMABAD - The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, warned on Monday to cancel former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s passport over his failure to appear before the Supreme Court today.
Chief Justice heard the sou motu case pertaining to former Pakistan Television (PTV) chairman Attaullah Haq Qasmi's appointment as managing director (MD) as well as the amount of salary and perks he received both as chairman and MD of the state-run corporation.
"We will revoke Dar’s passport as he did not appear before the court despite being summoned," Justice Nisar warned.
He further stated, “We will mull over issuing red warrants against Dar.”
Directing that Dar’s counsel be summoned to inform the top court as to why his client did not appear for the hearing today, Justice Nisar asserted, “We will do whatever is necessary to ensure Dar returns to the country.”
Justice Nisar then summoned Interior Ministry officials to apprise the court of the steps necessary for the former finance minister’s return.
The hearing of the case has been briefly adjourned.