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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • November 07, 2018

    What we borrowed and what we built

    Three months after being installed in power, the PTI still hasn’t given up its proclivity for U-turns, baseless accusations, self-serving...

  • October 31, 2018

    The rise of right-wing populism

    The anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002 claimed the lives of about 2000 Muslims. They have been called “organised political...

  • October 26, 2018

    Civil service reforms that work

    The newly-installed PTI government has constituted a task force on civil-service reforms. Over the years our governments have tried a number of...

  • October 17, 2018

    Five million in five years

    With much fanfare – albeit with austerity too – Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his intention of building five million new homes in...

  • October 10, 2018

    The IMF programme

    The PTI government has finally decided to disclose to the nation that it is going for a new IMF programme. It waited to disclose this until the eve...

  • October 04, 2018

    The power of LNG

    The contracts for, and import of, liquefied natural gas by the previous PML-N government have been subject to much speculation. A lot of airtime...

  • September 26, 2018

    Double whammy

    The PTI government took two important economic steps last week. First, the Economic Committee of the Cabinet undertook the largest increase in gas...