Miftah Ismail

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Miftah Ismail said : "the corporation couldn’t compete agai­nst its Chinese counterparts" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail remarked : “We offer loans to the rich and they give a push to imports, which in turn slows down the economy,” “We have to be an export-oriented economy. We haven’t established any brand in exports. We have fundamental issues with our economic policies” External link

tribune Tuesday, October 4, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We give loans to the rich people and they give a push to imports, which in turn slows down the economy,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We have to be export oriented. We haven’t established any brand in exports. We have fundamental issues with our economic policies,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “IMF was sure, though I had a bet with the lender that it wouldn’t happen, that Pakistan would stop adding PDL to the petroleum prices the day the country received the loan tranche,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “Not increasing PDL this month without the IMF approval is reckless, but what the PTI did with the economy was unforgivable,” External link

thenews-pk Monday, October 3, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote ( about Shahbaz Sharif ) : “I wish to resign from the position of minister of finance and revenue with immediate effect. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country in your [Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s] administration, which was an honor and a privilege” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, September 27, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 26, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, September 26, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 26, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 26, 2022 12:47:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister,” External link

wsau Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote : "I salute my sister @Marriyum_A for her grace and composure in the face of such harassment and baseless lies from that uncouth woman (who can be heard but thankfully cannot be seen)" External link

geo-tv Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote : "I salute my sister @Marriyum_A for her grace and composure in the face of such harassment and baseless lies from that uncouth woman (who can be heard but thankfully cannot be seen)" External link

thenews-pk Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We are planning to seek the deferment of Paris Club loans for a few years and then would request member countries to swap the debt with climate change financing initiatives,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "Given the climate-induced disaster in Pakistan, we are seeking debt relief from bilateral Paris Club creditors. We are neither seeking nor do we need, any relief from commercial banks or Eurobond creditors," External link

tribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We are planning to seek the deferment of Paris Club loans for a few years and then would request member countries to swap the debt with climate change financing initiatives,” External link

tribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail says : "We are neither seeking nor do we need, any relief from commercial banks or Eurobond creditors," External link

geo-tv Friday, September 23, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stating : "none of the friendly countries is ready to financially support Pakistan" External link

irishsun Friday, September 23, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “the world thinks Pakistan would default...I will not let Pakistan default till I am the finance minister” External link

tribune Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:59:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “Did Farah take money for transfers and postings in Punjab, did Imran know about these actions himself and could these acts have been done without his approval and sanction?” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:42:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “Did Farah take money for transfers and postings in Punjab, did Imran know about these actions himself and could these acts have been done without his approval and sanction?” External link

dawn Wednesday, September 7, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The total damage is close to $10bn, perhaps more,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

tribune Monday, September 5, 2022 7:00:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

tribune Monday, September 5, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 5, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 5, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more,” External link

wsau Monday, September 5, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

dawn Monday, September 5, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time. To be honest, I work here in a way that I will stay forever. Pakistan will always stay, right? So you have to plan in a way […] that works for the next five years. And then it is the choice of those who come next,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, September 3, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:33:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We need to understand that we have cut down our expenses. The previous government spent more than the loan it borrowed,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 2, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “But, to be honest, I work here in a way that I will stay forever. Pakistan will always stay, right? So you have to plan in a way […] that works for the next five years. And then it is the choice of those who come next,” External link

dawn Friday, September 2, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 2, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I don’t have that much time,” External link

thenews-pk Friday, September 2, 2022 1:47:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We normally favour farmers earning money and do not want to open imports but because this is an extraordinary situation, trade with India will be opened if need be,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, September 1, 2022 7:28:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The govt will take the decision to allow imports or not based on supply shortage position, after consulting itscoalition partners and key stakeholders,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said ( about Shaukat Tareen ) : "It is treason to write letters to a foreign institution and after leaking of audiotapes, Shaukat Tarin should say goodbye to politics, while KP's finance minister should also present his resignation," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “More than one international agency has approached the government to allow them to bring food items from India through the land border,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, August 31, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "More than one international agency has approached the government to allow them to bring food items from India through the land border," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:45:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has decided to import duty-free vegetables and other edibles from India through the Wagah border crossing to minimise the negative effects of inflation on people” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We normally favour farmers earning money and do not want to open imports but because this is an extraordinary situation, trade with India will be opened if need be,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We need to consider getting some vegetables over the land border," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We need to consider getting some vegetables over the land border," External link

dw-en Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : "These were the initial assessments that might escalate after conducting surveys on the ground," External link

nepalnews Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

bworldcom Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We can consider importing vegetables from India," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

standard Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

thenational Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

rappler Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said ( about Shaukat Tareen ) : “It is treason to write letters to a foreign institution and after leaking of audiotapes, Shaukat Tarin should say goodbye to politics, while KP’s finance minister should also present his resignation,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, August 30, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail commented : “I checked with them (the IMF) within an hour of receiving the letter and they already had it. Are we children? Am I mad? If you’re clever, can we not recognise it? And then you are defending it,” “Imran Khan should ask the nation for forgiveness. Taimur Jhagra should resign and Shaukat Tarin should quit politics. Is this why you do politics,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will open duty-free import, make it easier and I also want to say that we will consider importing through the land border with India because these prices [of vegetables] are not sustainable,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:41:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We can consider importing vegetables from India," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:27:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, August 29, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, August 29, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

ibtimes Monday, August 29, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

nampa Monday, August 29, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will open duty-free import, make it easier and I also want to say that we will consider importing through the land border with India because these prices [of vegetables] are not sustainable,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 29, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

afp-en Monday, August 29, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion,” External link

wsau Monday, August 29, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : "Qatar is also interested in listing on the Pakistan Stock Exchange," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, August 29, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “I checked with the IMF within an hour of receiving the letter and they already had it,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “When we raised petrol prices, Tarin and Asad Umar criticised me as did the people of my party,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "IMF [International Monetary Fund] has been informed about the Qatari investments," External link

polandsun Friday, August 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

dawn Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “Tomorrow Governor SBP Dr Reza Baquir’s 3-year [term] expires. I have spoken to him and told him of the government’s decision. I want to thank Reza for his service to Pakistan,” External link

tribune Friday, August 19, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "Do we buy cars or grain with those dollars? Do we buy mobile phones or pulses? Do we buy oil and ghee or home appliances? Our choice becomes very simple," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

pakistantribune Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We're lifting curbs on all imports," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

dawn Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : “There is a dire need to identify the mistakes that affected Pakistan’s progress as compared to the other countries,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “The debt has more than doubled during the past four years, however, it would be contained at Rs4000b during the current year. The country had to borrow Rs4000b from other countries to meet its expenditures,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : “due to the measures introduced by the incumbent government, the inflow of dollars has increased by around $800m compared to outflows during the current month” “There’s an extreme need to focus on enhancing exports from the country by diversifying the field. No heed was paid to this sector as the exports from the country did not witness any substantial growth during past eleven years, it only receded in terms of quantity. The government has introduced an import substitution initiative besides taking measures to encourage companies to export 10% of their production,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail disse : "Nós conversamos sobre um plano de pagamento diferido... ou pelo menos eu solicitei isso... e o ministro do Petróleo está negociando e vai conduzir as conversas" External link

noticias-terra-br Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail estimé : "Le PTI n'a pas réussi à mobiliser un grand nombre de gens et s'est senti obligé d'annuler le blocage pour s'éviter le ridicule" External link

rtl-BE Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail estimé : "Le PTI n'a pas réussi à mobiliser un grand nombre de gens et s'est senti obligé d'annuler le blocage pour s'éviter le ridicule" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister7.81%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
state minister3.12%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
adviser7.81%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
special assistant13.28%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
ally0.78%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
chairman28.12%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
investment chairman14.06%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
chairman of pakistan6.25%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
privatisation commission chairman1.56%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
secrétaire d'etat3.12%FR12/08/201608/12/2016
businessman9.38%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
president2.34%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
chairman of the pakistan0.78%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
prime minister1.56%EN02/20/201420/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Miftah IsmailEN95.11%
Miftah IsmailFR4.89%


 
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Ishaq Dar said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “I have to handle the International Monetary Fund (IMF) matters, so from now on, neither Miftah nor anybody else has to worry about anything” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, October 4, 2022 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ishaq Dar said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “I have to handle the International Monetary Fund (IMF) matters, so from now on, neither Miftah nor anybody else has to worry about anything” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Fawwad Chaudhry told ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “Miftah Ismail has made 22 million people cry for many months and yesterday tears are also in his eyes but these tears are given by you,” External link

pakobserver Monday, September 12, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Khwaja Asif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “From the prime minister to media, everyone is satisfied with the performance of Miftah Ismail and the government will consider an extension in his tenure,” External link

tribune Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Shahbaz Sharif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : "The formal resumption of an IMF programme is a major step forward in our efforts to put Pakistan's economy back on track. It is the outcome of an excellent team effort. I commend Finance Minister Miftah Ismail & his team and other stakeholders for their hard work," External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Shahbaz Sharif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “The formal resumption of an IMF programme is a major step forward in our efforts to put Pakistan’s economy back on track. It is the outcome of an excellent team effort. I commend Finance Minister Miftah Ismail & his team and other stakeholders for their hard work,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT

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Miftah Ismail

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Miftah Ismail said : "the corporation couldn’t compete agai­nst its Chinese counterparts" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail remarked : “We offer loans to the rich and they give a push to imports, which in turn slows down the economy,” “We have to be an export-oriented economy. We haven’t established any brand in exports. We have fundamental issues with our economic policies” External link

tribune Tuesday, October 4, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We give loans to the rich people and they give a push to imports, which in turn slows down the economy,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We have to be export oriented. We haven’t established any brand in exports. We have fundamental issues with our economic policies,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “IMF was sure, though I had a bet with the lender that it wouldn’t happen, that Pakistan would stop adding PDL to the petroleum prices the day the country received the loan tranche,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “Not increasing PDL this month without the IMF approval is reckless, but what the PTI did with the economy was unforgivable,” External link

thenews-pk Monday, October 3, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote ( about Shahbaz Sharif ) : “I wish to resign from the position of minister of finance and revenue with immediate effect. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country in your [Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s] administration, which was an honor and a privilege” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, September 27, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, September 26, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “In a meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz Sharif today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, September 26, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 26, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 26, 2022 12:47:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister,” External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister,” External link

wsau Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister," External link

4-traders Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:36:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote : "I salute my sister @Marriyum_A for her grace and composure in the face of such harassment and baseless lies from that uncouth woman (who can be heard but thankfully cannot be seen)" External link

geo-tv Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail wrote : "I salute my sister @Marriyum_A for her grace and composure in the face of such harassment and baseless lies from that uncouth woman (who can be heard but thankfully cannot be seen)" External link

thenews-pk Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We are planning to seek the deferment of Paris Club loans for a few years and then would request member countries to swap the debt with climate change financing initiatives,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "Given the climate-induced disaster in Pakistan, we are seeking debt relief from bilateral Paris Club creditors. We are neither seeking nor do we need, any relief from commercial banks or Eurobond creditors," External link

tribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We are planning to seek the deferment of Paris Club loans for a few years and then would request member countries to swap the debt with climate change financing initiatives,” External link

tribune Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:38:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail says : "We are neither seeking nor do we need, any relief from commercial banks or Eurobond creditors," External link

geo-tv Friday, September 23, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stating : "none of the friendly countries is ready to financially support Pakistan" External link

irishsun Friday, September 23, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “the world thinks Pakistan would default...I will not let Pakistan default till I am the finance minister” External link

tribune Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:59:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “Did Farah take money for transfers and postings in Punjab, did Imran know about these actions himself and could these acts have been done without his approval and sanction?” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:42:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “Did Farah take money for transfers and postings in Punjab, did Imran know about these actions himself and could these acts have been done without his approval and sanction?” External link

dawn Wednesday, September 7, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 6, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The total damage is close to $10bn, perhaps more,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

tribune Monday, September 5, 2022 7:00:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

tribune Monday, September 5, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

news-yahoo Monday, September 5, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

ibtimes Monday, September 5, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 5, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The total damage is close to $10 billion, perhaps more,” External link

wsau Monday, September 5, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

dawn Monday, September 5, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “If I have limited dollars, I will absolutely make sure that I use them to buy wheat, I use them to buy edible things for our people,” “Maybe we can delay buying Audis and Mercedes” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, September 4, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time. To be honest, I work here in a way that I will stay forever. Pakistan will always stay, right? So you have to plan in a way […] that works for the next five years. And then it is the choice of those who come next,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, September 3, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:33:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time," External link

irishsun Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:26:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We need to understand that we have cut down our expenses. The previous government spent more than the loan it borrowed,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 2, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “But, to be honest, I work here in a way that I will stay forever. Pakistan will always stay, right? So you have to plan in a way […] that works for the next five years. And then it is the choice of those who come next,” External link

dawn Friday, September 2, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I may not have that much time,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, September 2, 2022 3:44:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has 13 months but I don’t have that much time,” External link

thenews-pk Friday, September 2, 2022 1:47:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We normally favour farmers earning money and do not want to open imports but because this is an extraordinary situation, trade with India will be opened if need be,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, September 1, 2022 7:28:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The govt will take the decision to allow imports or not based on supply shortage position, after consulting itscoalition partners and key stakeholders,” External link

thenews-pk Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said ( about Shaukat Tareen ) : "It is treason to write letters to a foreign institution and after leaking of audiotapes, Shaukat Tarin should say goodbye to politics, while KP's finance minister should also present his resignation," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “More than one international agency has approached the government to allow them to bring food items from India through the land border,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, August 31, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "More than one international agency has approached the government to allow them to bring food items from India through the land border," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:45:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The government has decided to import duty-free vegetables and other edibles from India through the Wagah border crossing to minimise the negative effects of inflation on people” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:07:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We normally favour farmers earning money and do not want to open imports but because this is an extraordinary situation, trade with India will be opened if need be,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We need to consider getting some vegetables over the land border," External link

timesofoman Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We need to consider getting some vegetables over the land border," External link

dw-en Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:13:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : "These were the initial assessments that might escalate after conducting surveys on the ground," External link

nepalnews Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:06:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

bworldcom Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We can consider importing vegetables from India," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

standard Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

thenational Tuesday, August 30, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

rappler Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7:09:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said ( about Shaukat Tareen ) : “It is treason to write letters to a foreign institution and after leaking of audiotapes, Shaukat Tarin should say goodbye to politics, while KP’s finance minister should also present his resignation,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, August 30, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail commented : “I checked with them (the IMF) within an hour of receiving the letter and they already had it. Are we children? Am I mad? If you’re clever, can we not recognise it? And then you are defending it,” “Imran Khan should ask the nation for forgiveness. Taimur Jhagra should resign and Shaukat Tarin should quit politics. Is this why you do politics,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:55:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will open duty-free import, make it easier and I also want to say that we will consider importing through the land border with India because these prices [of vegetables] are not sustainable,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion,” External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:41:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We can consider importing vegetables from India," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:27:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : “We can consider importing vegetables from India,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, August 29, 2022 11:05:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, August 29, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

ibtimes Monday, August 29, 2022 9:57:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

nampa Monday, August 29, 2022 9:15:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will open duty-free import, make it easier and I also want to say that we will consider importing through the land border with India because these prices [of vegetables] are not sustainable,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 29, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion," External link

afp-en Monday, August 29, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “The IMF Board has approved the revival of our EFF program. We should now be getting the 7th & 8th tranche of $1.17 billion,” External link

wsau Monday, August 29, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : "Qatar is also interested in listing on the Pakistan Stock Exchange," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, August 29, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail stated : “I checked with the IMF within an hour of receiving the letter and they already had it,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “When we raised petrol prices, Tarin and Asad Umar criticised me as did the people of my party,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "IMF [International Monetary Fund] has been informed about the Qatari investments," External link

polandsun Friday, August 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

dawn Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:10:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “Tomorrow Governor SBP Dr Reza Baquir’s 3-year [term] expires. I have spoken to him and told him of the government’s decision. I want to thank Reza for his service to Pakistan,” External link

tribune Friday, August 19, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : "Do we buy cars or grain with those dollars? Do we buy mobile phones or pulses? Do we buy oil and ghee or home appliances? Our choice becomes very simple," External link

irishsun Friday, August 19, 2022 2:44:00 AM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

pakistantribune Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail told : "We're lifting curbs on all imports," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 18, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail said : “We will try to impose thrice the existing RDs … the maximum amount of permissible RDs,” External link

dawn Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:52:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : “There is a dire need to identify the mistakes that affected Pakistan’s progress as compared to the other countries,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail claimed : “The debt has more than doubled during the past four years, however, it would be contained at Rs4000b during the current year. The country had to borrow Rs4000b from other countries to meet its expenditures,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail added : “due to the measures introduced by the incumbent government, the inflow of dollars has increased by around $800m compared to outflows during the current month” “There’s an extreme need to focus on enhancing exports from the country by diversifying the field. No heed was paid to this sector as the exports from the country did not witness any substantial growth during past eleven years, it only receded in terms of quantity. The government has introduced an import substitution initiative besides taking measures to encourage companies to export 10% of their production,” External link

tribune Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:14:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail disse : "Nós conversamos sobre um plano de pagamento diferido... ou pelo menos eu solicitei isso... e o ministro do Petróleo está negociando e vai conduzir as conversas" External link

noticias-terra-br Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail estimé : "Le PTI n'a pas réussi à mobiliser un grand nombre de gens et s'est senti obligé d'annuler le blocage pour s'éviter le ridicule" External link

rtl-BE Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:34:00 PM EAT

Miftah Ismail estimé : "Le PTI n'a pas réussi à mobiliser un grand nombre de gens et s'est senti obligé d'annuler le blocage pour s'éviter le ridicule" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:11:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister7.81%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
state minister3.12%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
adviser7.81%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
special assistant13.28%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
ally0.78%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
chairman28.12%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
investment chairman14.06%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
chairman of pakistan6.25%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
privatisation commission chairman1.56%EN01/23/201723/01/2017
secrétaire d'etat3.12%FR12/08/201608/12/2016
businessman9.38%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
president2.34%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
chairman of the pakistan0.78%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
prime minister1.56%EN02/20/201420/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Miftah IsmailEN95.11%
Miftah IsmailFR4.89%


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Ishaq Dar said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “I have to handle the International Monetary Fund (IMF) matters, so from now on, neither Miftah nor anybody else has to worry about anything” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, October 4, 2022 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ishaq Dar said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “I have to handle the International Monetary Fund (IMF) matters, so from now on, neither Miftah nor anybody else has to worry about anything” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, October 4, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Fawwad Chaudhry told ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “Miftah Ismail has made 22 million people cry for many months and yesterday tears are also in his eyes but these tears are given by you,” External link

pakobserver Monday, September 12, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Khwaja Asif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “From the prime minister to media, everyone is satisfied with the performance of Miftah Ismail and the government will consider an extension in his tenure,” External link

tribune Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:02:00 AM EAT

Shahbaz Sharif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : "The formal resumption of an IMF programme is a major step forward in our efforts to put Pakistan's economy back on track. It is the outcome of an excellent team effort. I commend Finance Minister Miftah Ismail & his team and other stakeholders for their hard work," External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Shahbaz Sharif said ( about Miftah Ismail ) : “The formal resumption of an IMF programme is a major step forward in our efforts to put Pakistan’s economy back on track. It is the outcome of an excellent team effort. I commend Finance Minister Miftah Ismail & his team and other stakeholders for their hard work,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT