ISLAMABAD: To reduce the influence of Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar in state affairs, Prime Minister has decided to remove him from the presidency of some 35 committees of parliament.
The decisions taken by PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in this regard would be implemented during next week.
It is worth-mentioning here that PM has already removed Ishaq Dar from the president ship of Privatization committee of ECC. Now Dar would be removed as head of dozens of committees including Inter Ministerial Committee, Food Security Committee, Committee on Sugar industry, Investment Committee, Committee on State Bank, Committee on Industrial Affairs, NHA Committee.
The deposed premier Nawaz Sharif has handed over almost all the state affairs to Ishaq Dar and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Now PM would also remove his blue-eyed top officials from different important slots, the sources said.
Ishaq Dar was very powerful and influential minister during the tenure of form deposed PM Nawaz Sharif and had not given significance to any summery or ministry.
Most of the federal ministers were annoyed of his attitude especially PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (then Petroleum Minister) had lodged complaint against him many times but the former PM did not take any notice against him.
Severe difference born between Ishaq Dar and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over petrol crises and now PM has decided to remove him from the president ship of dozens of committees.