Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former finance minister Miftah Ismail was left in a spin briefly during a press conference on Wednesday when he was asked about his own business which was apparently flourishing during the rule of rivals Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
"How did your company's profit double this year when the country's economy has collapsed," a journalist asked Miftah, who was very critical of the government's policies throughout his presser.
The journalist added that during the tenure of PML-N, the profit was Rs350 million but during PTI's rule, it has doubled. "How has the economy collapsed exactly when your company is making more than a double of previous years," he asked the PML-N leader.
The former finance minister, after a brief hesitation, responded, saying that his company's profit had nothing to do with the economy of the country.
"What kind of a question is this," said PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, who was sitting along with Miftah at the presser.
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It is pertinent to mention here that Miftah's company has reportedly earned more than double the profit this year as compared to the tenure of PML-N.
The main opposition party has been highly critical of the government’s economic policies.