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Ishaq Dar sets out to salvage Pakistan’s crumbling economy, hoping for God’s grace.

PML-N senior leader Ishaq Dar, who will take over as finance minister in the coming days, is determined to get Pakistan’s faltering economy back on track.

Miftah Ismail, Finance Minister, has verbally resigned to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London, and Dar, his replacement, is due to return to Pakistan tonight with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Dar will take his oath as a senator because, despite being elected, he has spent the last five years in self-exile in London. According to a source, his nomination came after Nawaz expressed dissatisfaction with Miftah’s economic policy.

Accepting that he faces a difficult task in Pakistan, Dar stated that with God’s help, he hopes to restore the economy to the state it was in when the PML-N was in power.

“Nobody knows what Pakistan has been through in the previous four years. Fortunately, I’m returning to the same office where I worked five years ago “Dar said to reporters.

The PML-N leader stated that under Nawaz, Pakistan’s economy was on its path to becoming one of the strongest in the world, with low interest rates, decade-high growth, a stable rupee, and a massive forex reserve.

“This is what I intend to do. To re-establish Pakistan’s [economy]. The economy is continually in trouble “The PML-N chief stated.The senator-elect went on to say that a “fake” case was made up against him about tax filing. “In my whole life, I have never failed to file taxes,” the PML-N leader added.

Dar will confront difficult times upon his arrival, as the Pakistani rupee has recently escaped an all-time low versus the dollar, the stock market has been underwhelming, and FX reserves — which stood at $8,346.4 million as of September 16 — are steadily draining.

Dar’s homecoming comes after an accountability court stayed his outstanding arrest warrant last week and offered him a fortnight to appear in court.Judge Mohammad Bashir of the Accountability Court suspended the arrest warrant issued on December 11, 2017 in the assets beyond means case.