Ishaq Dar takes oath as Finance Minister for record fifth time

President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath to Ishaq Dar Wednesday and Dar has become country Finance Minister for fifth record time.

Dar had taken the oath of membership of the Senate and became senator amid hue and cry of opposition.

Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and federal ministers participated in the swearing-in ceremony.

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Ishaq Dar became the Finance Minister for the fourth time.

The government that came to power with the claim of controlling inflation could not control inflation, the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance was withdrawn from Miftah Ismail and it was decided to give the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance to the politician Ishaq Dar at such a challenging time.

At a time when inflation has reached 27 percent, the dollar is flying high and out of control and the economy is in dire straits.

Ishaq Dar, who was a federal minister three times, held the portfolio of the Ministry of Commerce also.

Ishaq Dar is holding the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance for the fourth time after ending his self-imposed exile from abroad on the instructions of his political leadership and PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif.

He graduated from Hailey College of Commerce, Punjab University, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Great Britain and Wales in 1974.

Ishaq Dar started his political life in 1980, he was a member of the National Assembly for 2 times from 1993 to 1997, he was the chairman of investment board in the first term of power of Muslim League-N in 1992, he became the federal minister for the first time in 1997 and the secretary of the Ministry of Commerce. handled

He first took charge of the Finance Ministry in 1998, when Pakistan was facing economic sanctions due to the nuclear explosions.

Ishaq Dar was the finance minister for a short period in 2008 during the prime ministership of Yusuf Raza Gilani.

Ishaq Dar was elected as a senator in 2003, he was also a parliamentary leader in the upper house for 2 times.