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Dr Miftah Ismail
Dr Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • July 10, 2021

    The return of loadshedding

    Loadshedding is back. In some places for two hours a day, in some places for four or more – but it is back. It took Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N...

  • June 12, 2021

    Mr Tarin’s budget

    We should note that over the last three years, the PTI has decreased the tax-to-GDP ratio from 12.6 percent to 9.9 percent, writes Miftah Ismail

  • February 02, 2021

    Such relentless misgovernance

    In my column on Jan 1, I asked: “What has the PTI done for Pakistan during its time in power?” My thesis was that after the hype created by the...

  • January 19, 2021

    The LNG story

    Natural gas is environmentally friendly and the most efficient form of thermal energy. After coming to power, the PML-N and former prime minister...

  • December 30, 2020

    What has the PTI delivered?

    It’s been a long two and a half years of this hybrid rule, halfway to a normal parliamentary tenure. It is time to ask: what has the PTI delivered...

  • July 03, 2020

    A consistent list of failures

    The writer has served as federal minister for finance, revenue and economic affairs.The PTI government started with much fanfare after an election...

  • June 23, 2020

    Budget in times of Covid-19

    Making a budget for Pakistan is always tough but it has been particularly difficult this year. The economy is in doldrums, in part due to the...

  • June 10, 2020

    Populism and the coronavirus

    The writer has served as federal minister for finance, revenue and economic affairs.The collapse of communism in Europe, leading to the former...

  • June 01, 2020

    We deserve better

    A few days back, the Sugar Inquiry Commission report was made public, as mandated by a law passed in 2017. Whether the commission was formed due to...