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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Miftah Ismail lashes out on being asked about BMW import

The video of Miftah Ismail shouting at the person is making rounds on social media. The incident happened during a question and answer session of Pakistan’s Economy: Depth and Resilience- a discussion on the economy during the 14th Karachi Literature Festival.

Former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail shuts down the person asking him about the alleged imports of luxury cars, BMW during the strict economic crisis.

The video of Miftah Ismail shouting at the person is making rounds on social media. The incident happened during a question and answer session of Pakistan’s Economy: Depth and Resilience- a discussion on the economy during the 14th Karachi Literature Festival.

A man named Dr. Jaipal from the audience asked the question from Miftah Ismail about the budget, economic conditions, and policies of Pakistan when he was the Finance Minister.

The man said, he can quote sweeping figures and numbers on Pakistan’s economy just like him but he should tell what did he do as a finance minister of Pakistan. Jaipal said the budgets of the country are planned like the household budgets. Cash-strapped household focus on family planning and controlling their expenditure.

The man asked if he was not part of buying BMW cars and if was not he making or suggesting economic and financial policies. In the second part of the question he said, what difference he would have made in place of the current Finance Minister of Pakistan Ishaq Dar. How would he have avoided the economic downfall?

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Instead of replying to the question, Miftah Ismail lashed out at the person for allegedly accusing him of buying and using the BMW car. Ismail, protesting against the question, said how can he accuse of his corruption. These corruption allegations made him go to jail; his sister, wife, and daughter cried when he was in jail.

Netizens are split on Miftah Ismail’s reaction. Some said he rightly shut down the question others agree that he misunderstood the question. The former finance minister should have answered the question instead of shouting and shutting the man down.