ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that the diplomatic passports of former finance minister Ishaq Dar and his wife have been cancelled.
The Attorney General Office submitted a report on behalf of the Ministry of Interior in the apex court, informing that the diplomatic passports of Dar and his wife have been cancelled while their normal passports have been blacklisted.
The Directorate of Passports revoked their passports on the directives of the Supreme Court, which had directed the federal government to take measures to repatriate the PML-N leader over his perpetual absence from the court despite repeated summons.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a bench of the apex court in July this year, had questioned the Attorney General of Pakistan as to whether the passport of the PML-N leader has been revoked or not to which he had replied in the negative.
The chief federal law officer informed the bench that the Ministry of Interior has approved the issuance of red warrants for extradition of Mr. Dar with the help of Interpol. He said he now awaited Interpol’s response to start the extradition proceedings.
The AGP told the judges that a proceeding to confiscate the properties held by the PML-N leader in Pakistan has been initiated. However, his passport has not been revoked yet, since he could refuse to return to Pakistan citing cancellation of the passport.—INP