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While Shahbaz Sharif has maintained a closer relationship with army trial of Nawaz, Ishaq Dar and other members of the Sharif family, the. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Asad Umar in a press conference on Wednesday asked Finance Minister Ishaq Dar why he continued. Pakistan's finance minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar is in US to attend the Our government believes in peace and have best relationship with.
In his letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan AbbasiDar said that he wishes to seek "relief for now from looking after the three divisions" that he has been heading for nearly four years.
The government issued two notifications yesterday after Prime Minister Abbasi approved Dar's leave application, Dawn reported. The second communique announced the decision to withdraw the portfolios of Finance and Economic Affairs Division from Dar.
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Prime Minister Abbasi will look after the finance minister's duties until a replacement is found. In his letter, Dar said that he had been running the affairs of the ministry via email, WhatsApp etc since October 27, and asked for leave without pay. Dar was indicted on September 27 in a corruption case linked to the Panama Papers case, but he continued to serve as finance minister amid strong criticism from Opposition parties.
An accountability court had on November 14 issued non- bailable arrest warrants for the finance minister because of his repeated failure to appear before it.
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On November 21, the accountability court declared him a 'proclaimed absconder'. Dar is accused of amassing assets of an approximate value of Rs Dar's son is married to a daughter of Sharif.CapitalTV; NAB to bring Hassan, Hussain Nawaz, Ishaq Dar back to country through Interpol
There have been differences between Nawaz and the army on issues like the terrorist attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pathankot and Uri.
There are also differences on supporting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. The army reacted strongly.
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While Shahbaz Sharif has maintained a closer relationship with army generals than his elder brother Nawaz, the ISI will spare no effort to discredit and marginalise Nawaz.
While Nawaz had a wide range of contacts with international leaders and knew his way around in summit diplomacy, Shahbaz lacks such international experience and will concede an even more domineering role to the military, on relations with India, US, Afghanistan and China.
Shahbaz will also face problems in conduct of economic policy. Pakistan is facing serious balance of payments problems. The present finance minister Ishaq Dhar is an experienced hand, and related to the Sharif family.
His services will be sorely missed as he has also been indicted, along with others members of the Sharif family.
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The road ahead is going to be bumpy for the Pakistan government. Apart from uncertainties arising from the forthcoming trial of Nawaz, Ishaq Dar and other members of the Sharif family, the ruling dispensation has to prepare for national elections next year.
The forthcoming judicial proceedings will impact adversely on the preparations of the ruling party for the elections.
It was otherwise expected to do well and even win.