Miftah quits, Dar nominated as Finance Minister

Miftah quits, Dar nominated as Finance Minister

London (Web Desk): Federal Minister Miftah Ismail on Sunday tendered his resignation to to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, paving the way for Ishaq Dar to take charge of Pakistan’s faltering economy.

“The [finance] ministry was your amanat [given to me on trust], you made me a minister,” read a handout released by the party quoted Mr Ismail as saying to PML-N supremo.

Mr Nawaz accepted Mr Ismail’s resignation, and appreciated his efforts to take charge of economy at a “difficult time”.

Dar will return to Pakistan along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his plane today (Monday) – after five years of self-imposed exile in London.

PM Shehbaz Sharif reached London on Saturday to meet Nawaz and discuss the ongoing political situation of the country as well as the economic matters.

Miftah Ismail, Ishaq Dar, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Malik Mohammad Ahmed Khan and Ahad Cheema were also present at the meeting which took place in the PM’s apartment on Edgware Road.