ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Tuesday, has supended the Senate membership of former finance minister Ishaq Dar.
A SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case pertaining to the acceptance of Ishaq Dar nomination paper he submitted while contesting the Senate elections held in March.
However, today the apex court rescinded his membership as Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart failed to appear before the court owing to his ill health, as his counsel submitted his medical report before the bench.
The report stated that Dar who is currently being operated in London’s medical hospital is on medication, and if the situation remains the same, he might go through the surgery.
In March, a petition was submitted before the Supreme Court challenging the Lahore High Court verdict which permitted Dar to contest Senate Elections.
The petitioner contended that Dar is facing corruption case filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, as he had been nominated as an absconder by the Accountability Court owing to his continuous absence before the Accountability Court.