Islamabad (Staff Report): Opposition parties on Wednesday demanded that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar should step down from his office in the wake of his indictment by an accountability court earlier in the day.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that the finance minister should tender his resignation immediately for the sake of the country’s economy.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Saleem Mandviwalla addressed a press conference where he demanded that Dar should step down.

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid went a step further by saying that it was a matter of great embarrassment for Pakistan that its finance minister was involved in money laundering.

He added that the court verdict in the Rs1.2 billion Hudabiya Paper Mills scam would be announced in a week and Dar would face the brunt of its consequences.