Ishaq Dar sworn in as Pakistan's new Finance Minister

09:49 AM | 28 Sep, 2022
Ishaq Dar sworn in as Pakistan's new Finance Minister
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Ruling party Senator Ishaq Dar has sworn in as Finance Minister on Wednesday at Aiwan-e-Sadar, around five years after he was ousted from the role by a court in a corruption case.

President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath while Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders attended the ceremony.

Dar swore to bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan, discharge its duties honestly to the best of ability and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law.

“I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan. That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions,” the new finance czar said while reading the text of the official oath.

Earlier, former finance minister Miftah Ismail stepped down after PML-N supremo named Dar to the coveted slot.

On Tuesday, the senior PML-N leader was sworn in as a senator amid the hue and cry raised by the opposition.

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