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Miftah Ismail
Miftah Ismail

Former Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

  • May 23, 2019

    Shattered dreams

    I was in Barcelona on a business trip when I saw a street vendor selling a ball with a device. The device would pitch the ball about 60 feet in the...

  • May 15, 2019

    The IMF programme

    On May 31, 2108, almost a year ago, when the PML-N government finished its term we left an economy that was growing at 5.8 percent and expected to...

  • May 08, 2019

    Brimming with tabdeeli

    It is now painfully obvious that PM Imran Khan is not suitable for governance. So, having borrowed half of Asif Zardari’s cabinet, Khan may now...

  • 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...