PMLN's Ishaq Dar takes oath as senator

PMLN's Ishaq Dar takes oath as senator

Islamabad (Web Desk): Former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar took oath as senator on Tuesday amid protest by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) lawmakers.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani administered the oath to Dar amid the ruckus created by the Opposition in the House.

The former finance minister returned to Pakistan on Monday after living five years in self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom (UK)

Ishaq Dar had been successfully elected to the Senate from Punjab but had been out of the country since October 2017.

During the swarming of the PML-N senator, PTI members tore the copies of the agenda of the meeting to register their protest and also surrounded the dais.

The Senate chairman directed all members to maintain the decorum of the Upper House as Dar continued to receive felicitations from members of the coalition parties.

As per the reports. Dar is expected to be sworn in as the finance minister as former finance minister Miftah Ismail formally tendered his resignation to the prime minister.