WATCH: Question on company’s profit leaves Miftah in a spin

What my company's profit has to do with the country's economy, responds agitated PML-N leader

News Desk June 02, 2021
PML-N leader Miftah Ismail's company has reportedly earned more than a double the profit this year as compared to the tenure of PML-N. SCREENGRAB

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.

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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.

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.


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