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Former state minister Omar Ayub joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former Minister of State for Finance Omar Ayub Khan announced his decision to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday. Omar Ayub, the grandson of former president Ayub Khan, announced the decision after meeting Imran Khan at Bani Gala. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and PTI’s General Secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen were also present…

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Court summons all remaining witnesses in reference against Dar

ISLAMABAD :An Accountability Court of Islamabad Friday testified five witnesses against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and summoned all remaining prosecution witnesses except the JIT head Wajid Zia on January 29, to record their statements. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir picked up a reference against Ishaq Dar for hearing regarding assets beyond known sources of income…

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Miftah Ismail appointed as Advisor to PM on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday appointed Miftah Ismail as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, with the status of Federal Minister, with immediate effect. The President made this appointment in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 96 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of…

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IHC stays proceeding against Dar till Jan 17

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday stayed the proceeding of accountability court against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar till January 17. A divisional bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Minhallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard a petition filed by Ishaq Dar challenging accountability court decision declaring him proclaimed absconder in a reference regarding assets…

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Four more witnesses record testimonies in Ishaq Dar assets reference

ISLAMABAD: Four more witnesses recorded their statements in the Ishaq Dar assets reference at an accountability court on Monday. According to details, the testimonies were recorded at the accountability court hearing Ishaq Dar’s assets reference case. The first witness was Director of National Assembly who said that the finance minister had been a Member of…

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Dar’s guarantor given last chance to produce accused by Dec 4

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad Wednesday gave last chance to the guarantor of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar directing him to ensure the attendance of accused before court by December 4, in a reference regarding assets beyond known sources of income. The summon notice for Ishaq Dar had been displayed at notice board of…

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Finance Minister Dar relieved of duties

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties, officials said on Wednesday, following speculation about his future after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges. Documents seen by Reuters show Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi granted Dar sick leave on Wednesday, while local TV channels Geo and Samaa said he…

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Is ‘Minus Dar’ formula in the works? Finance minister vacates official residence

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar may have vacated his official residence in Minister Enclave, according to a footage obtained by SAMAA TV on Wednesday. The footage shows the official residence of the finance minister locked. As per reports, Ishaq Dar has moved his necessary belongings to his Lahore residence. The government employees stationed at…

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Fawad Chaudhry’s poetic criticism of Ishaq Dar

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry criticized Ishaq Dar moments after the media aired the report regarding the federal minister’s resignation. Fawad Chaudhry represented Ishaq Dar in a poetic style. Sheikh Rashid declared Dar Munshi Finance Minister. Sindh Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Ishaq Dar should fly back to Pakistan to face the courts. Watch this…

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Dar reiterates Pakistan’s commitment for improving regional connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program to improve connectivity in the region. He was addressing the 16th CAREC Ministerial Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, says a statement received here. Highlighting the geo-strategic location of Pakistan, the minister emphasized Pakistan’s role as…

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Assets case: Ishaq Dar’s plea for exemption from appearance rejected

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court adjourned the hearing of a case regarding the assets beyond the known sources of income against Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar till midday on Monday. The federal minister appeared before the court of judge Muhammed Bashir and requested the exemption from the personal appearance. However, his plea was turned down. The judge…

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Witnesses testify as Ishaq Dar trial begins

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Wednesday resumed hearing of case against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar pertaining to possession of assets beyond his sources of income. Anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau on September 8 filed a case against Dar for possessing assets beyond known sources of income following the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court. Dar was…

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IHC dismisses Dar’s plea challenging charge sheet against him

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed plea challenging charge sheet framed by the Accountability Court in an interim reference against Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar. Justice Athir Minnallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurengzeb dismissed plea after hearing preliminary arguments placed by Khawaja Haris counsel for the petitioner. Before dismissing the petitions, however the…

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PML-N leadership decides to remove Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

LONDON: The leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to remove Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the wake of inquiry into corruption allegations against him, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the decision to take resignation from Ishaq Dar was taken at a high-level consultative meeting chaired by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in…

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Video: PTI’s Asad Umar demands appointment of new finance minister

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar has said that the federal government should appoint such a finance minister which makes decisions about the economic situation and sets the country on a new path of development.

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Call rises for resignation of Finance Minister

A day after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the call for his resignation intensified. Watch this report…

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Senate Standing Committee urges Ishaq Dar to resign

ISLAMABAD: A day after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the call for his resignation intensified. On Wednesday, NAB sprang into action against Dar after an accountability court initiated proceedings against him in a corruption reference. NAB also wrote to district governments, asking them to stop any…

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Video: Sheikh Rasheed once again calls for Ishaq Dar’s resignation

President of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar should step down from office if he has some self-respect left in him.

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Ishaq Dar is Pakistan’s economic hit-man, should resign: Imran Khan

NEWS DESK: After Nawaz Sharif, PTI chief Imran Khan has targeted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Demanding that he resign from his post, Imran said that there was more investment in the country during the tenures of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf and former president Asif Ali Zardari. He called Dar ‘Pakistan’s economic hit-man’. Watch this…

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Pakistan committed to objective of regional connectivity: Ishaq Dar

URUMQI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Thursday said Pakistan is committed to the objective of regional connectivity as it believes that the future of people of the region lies in greater connectivity with each other’s markets. He said this while addressing inaugural session of CAREC institute. The finance minister said Pakistan seeks to expand trade and…

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Date for filing income tax returns extended till Sep 30

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Thursday approved extension for filing of Income Tax Returns till September 30, 2017, in the case of salaried individuals and Income Tax Statements. The extension was given under sub-section (4) of section 115 of Income Tax Ordinance, of Final Tax for Tax Year 2017, said a press statement issued…

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