Embattled Ishaq Dar seeks asylum in UK as SC warns to cancel passport
ISLAMABAD – Former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who was declared absconder in a corruption reference, has reportedly filed an application seeking asylum in the United Kingdom
With lots of money salted away, am pretty sure that he must have a "good British lawyer at his disposal"The embattled leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has sought political asylum in Britain citing issues in Pakistan and health condition, Express News reported.
The development, which has not been confirmed by any PML-N leader yet, comes as the Supreme Court of Pakistan tightened the noose around Dar for not appearing before the court despite being summoned in the case pertaining to the appointment of Pakistan Television former chairman Ata ul Haq Qasmi as managing director of the state-run TV.
The CJP also remarked that Dar looked healthy ( wealthy and wise ) in the pictures from London !Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday warned he will cancel former the passport of former finance minister Ishaq Dar over no-show.
The former minister has been staying in London since October 2017 on account of his medical treatment; he has also been declared a proclaimed offender in a corruption case filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Recently, Dar was seen avoiding harsh questions aimed at him by newsmen in London when he was leaving the Harley Street Clinic, after having visited Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.One of the newsmen asked Dar that he was ailing, yet continued roaming outside. To which, he replied that he was ill and he knew it.