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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • 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...

  • September 12, 2018

    NFC award and budget deficits

    The 7th National Finance Commission Award, approved in 2010, mandated that the federal government shall give 57.5 percent of its total tax intake...

  • September 06, 2018

    Where we stand: Part-II

    Most economists think that the strong rupee policy our State Bank has always pursued is detrimental to our current account position. As an...

  • September 05, 2018

    Where we stand: Part-I

    As the PTI has assumed power in Pakistan, a lot has been said about our economy. And the constant noise is that somehow our economy is in the worst...