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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • January 09, 2019

    Loadshedding in the winter

    When the PML-N won the 2013 elections, our country had debilitating power and gas shortages. PML-N leaders believed that the party won the elections...

  • January 02, 2019

    The PTI’s second mini-budget

    Shortly after coming into power, Imran Khan’s government presented a ‘mini-budget’, which was essentially a bill that raised income tax rates,...

  • December 12, 2018

    The automobile policy

    When the PML-N government came to power in 2013 it was felt by many that the automobile market in Pakistan left much to be desired. Many consumers...

  • December 05, 2018

    Educating Pakistan

    Why is Japan richer than Pakistan? In fact, why is any country richer than another? There are multiple reasons, but education is probably the most...

  • November 28, 2018

    What lies ahead

    Prime Minister Imran Khan recently said that making U-turns is a hallmark of great leaders. Since then his party leaders, in an effort both...

  • November 21, 2018

    Unresolved disputes

    My point merely is that both sides have strong arguments but, whereas other countries have solved such problems, we haven’t been able to.

  • November 15, 2018

    Land price reforms

    Even compared to other economies at a similar stage of development, Pakistan’s undocumented economy, as a fraction of our total economy, is unduly...