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Minister of Finance of Pakistan
Born: July 23, 1965 (age 57 years), Karachi, Pakistan
Previous offices: Minister of Finance of Pakistan (2018–2018)
Education: Duquesne University, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Party: Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Office: Minister of Finance of Pakistan since 2022
Miftah Ismail is a Pakistani politician and political economist who served as Pakistan’s Minister of Finance from 19 April 2022 to 27 September 2022. He also served on previous government from April 2018 to May 2018.
Prior to that, he served as the Federal Adviser on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, chairman of the Pakistan Board of Investment and an economist with the International Monetary Fund.
He was born on 23 July 1965 in Karachi Pakistan, Ismail received his B.S. degree from Duquesne University in business studies in 1985, followed by a Ph.D degree in public finance and political economy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1990.
Ismail worked with the International Monetary Fund as an economist based in Washington, D.C. in the early 1990s.
He returned to Pakistan to work for his family business, Ismail Industries Limited, in 1993. The business includes the manufacturing of confectionery (candies), biscuits, potato chips, and plastics and has an annual revenue of about 200 million dollars.
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Ismail joined the Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 2011 and served as the head and vice-chairman of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade from 2012 to 2013.
During the 2013 Pakistani general election, Ismail served as a member of the election strategy team and the manifesto committee of Pakistan Muslim League (N). In October 2013, Ismail became a member of the Board of Directors of Pakistan International Airlines.
In November 2013, he joined the Board of Directors of Sui Southern Gas Company.
Both of these positions he retained until 4 January 2014, when he was appointed as the head of Federal Board of Investment and was added as a junior member of the Prime Minister Sharif’s cabinet.
Under his leadership the Board of Investment underwent massive restructuring including winding up of its regional offices.
During his tenure at the Board of Investment, the government of Pakistan formulated a new automobile sector policy that has attracted a lot of new investment in the automobile sector.
Ismail has served as adjunct faculty at the Institute of Business Administration and also as chairman of the board at Karachi American School.
After being appointed as one of the key finance advisers to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in December 2017, he stated that one of his top priorities is to help broaden the extremely narrow tax base in Pakistan which would strengthen the overall economy.
He said that he would help design an economic policy that gives opportunity to the wealthy Pakistanis abroad to bring back their wealth. In other words, the government was ready to initiate an ‘offshore tax amnesty scheme’ soon.
On 27 April 2018, Ismail took oath as Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet, where he served until 31 May 2018.
He took again oath as Finance minister on 19 April 2022 and resigned on 27 September 2022 to pave way for Ishaq Dar the next finance minister.