Former finance minister and senator-elect Ishaq Dar landed in Pakistan on Monday along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Ishaq, who has been living in the UK for the last five years in self-imposed exile, will once again take over the ministry after taking oath on Tuesday.

According to civil aviation sources, the premier along with his delegation flew from London to Islamabad in a special aircraft which landed at the Noor Khan airbase.

“I have returned to my country by the grace of God. I will try my best to pull Pakistan out of the [economic] maelstrom it is surrounded with,” Dar said.

He shared that PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and the prime minister have handed over the responsibility of the finance ministry to him.

“[We] pulled Pakistan out of an economic maelstrom back in 1998 and 2013,” he said.Dar is coming back to “facilitate” the government in its efforts to resurrect the cash-strapped economy by taking over the key portfolio of the finance ministry.

The top PML-N huddle, headed by party supremo Nawaz Sharif, decided on Sunday that Dar will fly out with PM Shehbaz.

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