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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • 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...

  • February 07, 2019

    A tribute to Dr Salam

    Last week was the Pakistani Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam’s 93rd birth anniversary and since I was reading about his work I decided to write a column...

  • January 30, 2019

    Dreams vs realities

    The second group is those who say that the problems the PML-N left behind were so huge that it will take the PTI much longer to change things. Some...

  • January 23, 2019

    The importance of the 18th Amendment

    The constitution of Pakistan, as amended over the years, is now a federalist document that prescribes devolution of such powers and responsibilities...

  • January 16, 2019

    Missing leadership

    One of the first things you learn in management is that you can delegate authority but you cannot delegate responsibility. Indeed, the central...