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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • June 26, 2019

    Hear, believe, think?

    Our prime minister has for years repeated his corruption allegations ad nauseum against Mian Nawaz Sharif and PML-N leaders. And yet there are three...

  • June 19, 2019

    The midnight tirade

    When I presented the budget last year, the PTI created a lot of ruckus – hungama – during my speech. Three MNAs were especially more...

  • June 12, 2019

    Incompetence is costly

    Every year, the government of Pakistan publishes a report called the Economic Survey of Pakistan which details how our economy has performed over...

  • May 29, 2019

    Economic policy: where they went wrong

    This fiscal year, July 2018 to June 2019, is proving to be the worst for our economy in decades. A year that filled many young Pakistanis with hope...

  • May 23, 2019

    Shattered dreams

    I was in Barcelona on a business trip when I saw a street vendor selling a ball with a device. The device would pitch the ball about 60 feet in the...

  • May 15, 2019

    The IMF programme

    On May 31, 2108, almost a year ago, when the PML-N government finished its term we left an economy that was growing at 5.8 percent and expected to...

  • May 08, 2019

    Brimming with tabdeeli

    It is now painfully obvious that PM Imran Khan is not suitable for governance. So, having borrowed half of Asif Zardari’s cabinet, Khan may now...