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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • April 03, 2019

    Looking at agriculture reforms

    Whether in cotton or wheat, or many other agricultural products, the yield per acre in Pakistan is lower than both China and India. Our lower...

  • March 27, 2019

    PTI and the Dunning-Kruger effect

    So perhaps PM Khan has been making these exaggerated promises because he never understood the complexity or difficulty of governance given his own...

  • March 20, 2019

    Big Bang, black holes and the march

    China recently landed a probe on the far side of the moon. The moon both rotates on its axis and also revolves around Earth. Because it is very...

  • March 13, 2019

    The big economic ditch

    Think of a company that has a total debt of Rs25,000 and undergoes a management change. A little while later under the new management the company...

  • March 06, 2019

    Our burden of history

    A couple of years ago, there were riots in some Muslim neighbourhoods of Sri Lanka. Mobs of Buddhist Sinhalese were upset that their Tamil Muslim...

  • February 27, 2019

    Corruption and utopia

    If I had to choose between a corrupt leader and an incompetent one, I’d choose the incompetent one every time. Integrity is the basic quality a...

  • February 13, 2019

    A tale of two deals

    It was the best of deals, it was the worst of deals, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair .Pakistani politics is infested with a...