Former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Miftah Ismail on Sunday called for an “overhaul” to boost Pakistan’s ailing economy, ARY News reported.
In his statement, Miftah Ismail said that Pakistan’s economy is declining every day and added that only 30,000 people are paying taxes out of 2.2 million.
“Pakistan is not functioning properly for which the IMF, Saudi Arabia and China cannot be blamed.”
Commenting on the IMF deal, Miftah Ismail said he was fired by the current government as finance minister for reaching an agreement with the international lender. Pakistan’s economy was much better compared to today during my tenure, Miftah asserted.
How can the IMF believe Pakistan after such a situation, he added.
Lamenting the political game in Punjab, the PML-N stalwart said that we should focus on reviving the country’s economy instead of energetically surfing the ‘political games’.
Since his removal as finance minister, Miftah Ismail has openly criticized the PML-N-led government.
Earlier this month, Ismail hit out at Ishaq Dar questioning him about his strong claim to devalue the dollar to Rs 180.