Who is Muhammad Ishaq Dar

Who is Muhammad Ishaq Dar

Muhammad Ishaq Dar (Politician)

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Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar is a chartered accountant, financial-cum-economic expert and the incumbent federal finance minister of Pakistan. Ishaq Dar completed his education at Government College), Lahore (now Government College University) and Hailey College of Commerce, Punjab University, Lahore (1966–69). He was awarded two gold medals after obtaining the first position in Bachelor of Commerce (honours) at the University of Punjab.[1] Ishaq Dar info After completing his higher education, Dar trained as a chartered accountant.  He earned a fellowship membership (FCA) with ICAEW in 1980 and with ICAP in 1984. He served as the commerce minister, finance minister (thrice) and also as the leader of the opposition in the Senate of Pakistan. He was pivotal in negotiating an IMF rescue package to meet an economic crisis triggered by sanctions imposed on Pakistan after the nuclear tests in May 1998. Dar has served as a parliamentarian for the last 20 years.  He was elected as a member of the National Assembly twice (1993–96 and 1997–99) and was also elected as a senator for three consecutive years subsequently. Dar has served in many international financial organisations, including World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank. He was also a financial advisor to a member of the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates.[2] Muhammad Ishaq Dar  Biography
Dar is also known as a philanthropist and reportedly runs two charitable organisations –Hajveri Trust and Hajveri Foundation. These two trusts work to provide shelter to the homeless, help financially deprived students and arrange mass marriage events for needy couples.

Title Description
Personal
Name: Muhammad Ishaq Dar
Nationality: Pakistani
Education: B. Com, FCA
Religion: Islam
Minister of Finance 7 November 1998 –12 Oct 1999 President: Wasim Sajjad(Acting) Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
Minister of Finance Incumbent 7 November 1998 – 12 October 1999 Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Minister of Finance Incumbent 7 November 1998 – 12 October 1999 Preceded ny: Nawaz Sharif (Acting)
Minister of Finance Incumbent 7 November 1998 – 12 October 1999 Succeeded by: Shaukat Aziz
Minister of Finance Incumbent In office: 7 November 1998 – 12 October 1999
Minister of Finance Incumbent in office Prime Minister: Yousaf Raza Gillani
Minister of Finance Incumbent President: Pervez Musharraf
Minister of Finance Incumbent in office: 31 March 2008 – 13 May 2008
Minister of Finance Incumbent Preceded by: Saleem Mandviwalla Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Acting)
Minister of Finance Incumbent Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Minister of Finance Incumbent President: Mamnoon Hussain
Minister of Finance Incumbent Assumed office: 7 June 2013
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Succeeded by: Aitzaz Ahsan
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Preceded by: Abdul Ghafoor Haideri
Minister of Commerce In office: 17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
Minister of Commerce In office President: Farooq Leghari Wasim Sajjad (Acting) Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
Minister of Commerce In office Prime Minister: Nawaz Sharif
Minister of Commerce In office Preceded by: Ahmad Mukhtar
Minister of Commerce In office succeeded by: Humayun Akhtar Khan
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate In office: 14 March 2012 – 4 June 2013
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate President: Asif Ali Zardari
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Prime Minister: Yousaf Raza Gillani Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (Acting)
Alma mater: Government College University Hailey College of Commerce
Profession: Chartered accountant
Awards : Nishan-e-Imtiaz
Born
Date: 13 May 1950
Place: Lahore Pakistan
Career
Political Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)

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