In a significant development, Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar has been appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan. The announcement came through a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Sunday, confirming Dar’s elevation to this key position within the government.

The notification states, “The Prime Minister has been pleased to designate Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, as Deputy Prime Minister with immediate effect and until further orders.”

This appointment underscores Dar’s prominent role within the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), where he has been a key figure for several years. Previously serving as the Federal Finance Minister, Dar brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new position. He has also held leadership positions in the Upper House (Senate), further solidifying his influence within the party.

Having a background in commerce and accounting, Dar’s political journey began in the 1980s when he joined the PML-N. Despite facing periods of exile and legal challenges, he remained actively engaged in politics, ultimately returning to Pakistan in 2003. Since then, he has held various ministerial roles and played a pivotal role in the economic stabilization efforts of the country, particularly during his tenure as Finance Minister.

Dar’s appointment as Deputy Prime Minister highlights his continued influence and significance within Pakistan’s government, emphasizing his ongoing commitment to serving the nation and contributing to its development and prosperity.