Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was appointed as leader of the house in the Senate on Friday, according to a notification issued by the Senate Secretariat. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), appointed Dar to the post. Earlier this year, the premier had appointed federal law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar as leader of the house in the Senate. It is pertinent to note that Dar was sworn in as a senator a day after he had returned to the country after a five-year-long ‘self-exile’. Following this, he was sworn in as the new finance minister. The PML-N leader had left the country in 2017 while standing trial in a corruption reference. The move came after former finance minister Miftah Ismail stepped down from his post to make way for the PML-N senator. The decision to appoint Dar as the new financial czar was made following an important party meeting held under the chairmanship of party supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London.