Dar not to attend Pak-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting

Posted In: News Date:Nov 22nd, 2017

After skipping the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings due to graft case in the accountability court, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will not attend the Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) meeting scheduled to be held in Moscow on November 26 to 28, it has been learnt reliably.

According to information available with Pakistan Today, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir will represent Pakistan in IGC meeting instead of Dar—who was declared absconder by the accountability court in amassing assets of an approximate value of Rs831.7 million disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Officials told that the finance minister has represented Pakistan during the last four meetings, but he will not be represented in the coming meeting due to his ongoing treatment in London.