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Ishaq Dar sworn in as finance minister

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Ishaq Dar on Wednesday took oath as federal minister for finance after Miftah Ismail formally resigned from the post of finance minister.

President Arif Alvi administered the oath to Ishaq Dar at a ceremony organised at Aiwan-e-Sadar.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by federal ministers, parliamentarians and senior government officials.

Earlier, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani administered oath to former finance minister Ishaq Dar as senator amid protest from opposition members.

Opposition members vehemently protested and surrounded the dais of the chairman senate as the PML-N leader was sworn in as a member of the upper house.

Ishaq Dar, a PML-N stalwart and close confidante of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, returned to Pakistan on Monday after ending his five years self-exile.

Talking to reporters at the Nur Khan Airbase in Chaklala, on Tuesday, he said that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and the prime minister has entrusted him the responsibility of the finance ministry.

“I will try my best to fulfill all the responsibilities. We will try to take out the country from the economic maelstrom it is stuck in […] the way we did in 1998 and 2013.”

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