Ishaq Dar promises to lower dollar rate to 180 rupees, slams Miftah Ismail

Former finance minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League of Nawaz (PML-N) Miftah Ismail has once again reprimanded Ishaq Dar by questioning his high-profile calls to lower the dollar rate to 180 rupees.

Miftah Ismail exposed the internal conflicts of his political party PML-N on a YouTube show while talking to YouTubers. He accused Dar of preferring to be a minister and that he had campaigned against him for six months.

He mocked Dar and said he had promised to lower the dollar price to 180 rupees after returning to Pakistan. Ismail claims that Dar convinced PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to bring significant developments to the country’s economy.

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The former finance minister said Dar was Sharif’s daughter’s father-in-law and he lived together in London.

Regarding Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Ismail described him as a good politician but not a good policy maker.

Earlier on Dec. 15, Miftah Ismail had said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program was inevitable to avoid the risk of default.

While talking to ARY News ‘The 11th House’ today Miftah Ismail said that the IMF program is necessary to revitalize the country’s economy, otherwise the country will enter a state of default.

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The former finance minister said the government could negotiate with the IMF. If the global lender demands an Rs 800 crore tax increase, he admits the economic problems are due to increased expenditures.

He said that Shehbaz Sharif was aware of the difference between him and Ishaq Dar.

Ismail clarified that he would respond to the criticism directed at him. “I am still a part of the party and always will be. I have no intention of joining another political party. If PML-N retains me, I will stay with my political party.”

He criticized the work of the finance minister being taken away from him in an improper way. “I was summoned to Suleiman’s residence. Shehbaaz in London and told me that my service would be revoked. It would be better if I was convinced first.”




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