Miftah Ismael to formally resign as finance minister on Monday

Ishaq Dar will replace him as new finance minister on Wednesday  

 Miftah Ismail stepped down as Pakistan's finance minister and tendered his resignation to PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. He will formally resign on Monday September 27 after returning from London.

According to the party's spokesperson, Ismail handed over his resignation letter to the party's Supreme leader Nawaz Sharif during a party meeting in London, United Kingdom, where matters pertaining to the country's political and national situation were deliberated over in detail. The spokesperson shared that while submitting his resignation, Miftah said that the ministry was mandated to him by Nawaz and that he had made him the minister.

Speaking about his performance as a minister, Miftah said that he worked by employing his skills to the fullest and remained loyal to his party and the country. The party's president lauded the former finance minister's efforts in fulfilling his responsibilities despite difficulties and in the face of an economic crisis. 

Ishaq Dar will replace Ismail and has been nominated as the country's new finance minister. Ishaq Dar will likely takes oath as finance minister on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Ishaq Dar is likely to return back to the country on Monday after living in self imposed exile for 5 years. He will travel with PM Shahbaz Sharif. Ishaq Dar twice served as finance minister during two previous PML-N governments. 



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