Muhammad Ishaq Dar is a Pakistani politician and chartered accountant. Dar grew up in Lahore, and was educated at the Hailey College of Commerce, Government College University, later attending the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Prior to entering politics, he worked as an accountant in various private and public sector organizations.
Ishaq Dar has served as a parliamentarian for the last 20 years, and he also served five terms as a member of the parliament. He was elected as a member of the National Assembly twice and was also elected as a senator for three consecutive years subsequently.
After being appointed the parliamentary leader from Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N), he served as a leader of the opposition in the Senate in 2012.