ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the petition filed by Ishaq Dar for disqualification on non-compliance, as a result of which the restraining order of notification of Ishaq Dar as a Senator has been lifted.
When the Supreme Court heard the petition of PPP leader Nawaz Ali Pirzada for disqualification of Ishaq Dar , the plaintiffs did not appear.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said that petitioner Nawazish Pirzada had not appeared at the last hearing either. Ishaq Dar was summoned by the court but he also did not appear. The lawyer for the former finance minister said that Ishaq Dar was ill and was living abroad.
Additional Attorney General Amir Rehman said that under the ordinance, the seat of a person who has not taken oath for two months will be considered vacant. Ishaq Dar has not been notified so the law does not apply to him.
The Supreme Court dismissed the petition for non-compliance, as a result of which progress has been made in declaring Ishaq Dar’s Senate seat vacant.
A notification of success of Ishaq Dar will be issued on expiry of restraining order. The new ordinance will apply to Ishaq Dar as soon as the notification is issued. If Ishaq Dar does not come to Pakistan and take oath, he will lose his seat.