Miftah stresses need to privatise non-profitable organisations


ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Finance Minister of Pakistan, Miftah Ismail has said that the government has provided relief to the masses by reducing taxes on agricultural products, and by increasing pensions and house rent allowance for employees.

Speaking to a private news channel, he said that without promoting the agriculture sector in the country, the economy of Pakistan will not be able to grow. About reducing the deficit in the budget, he said that there is a need to privatise non-profitable organisations like Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), and DISCOs.

To a question, he said the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would achieve the targets set by the government through the tax amnesty scheme. He stressed the need to revisit National Finance Commission Award which advocates for an equal distribution of revenues between the federal and four provincial governments of the country.



  1. Our DISCOs shall perform as KESC is performing.
    Mifta sahib and others 1st put the assets of these companies at suitable value.
    Every DISCO is 5 times more than the book value of assets.
    A comprehensive asset mapping should be done to set base line.
    2ndly, the Distribution Margin they are getting is not reflecting actual state. NEPRA has devised a very vague formula to run DISCOs on Distribution Margin.
    I strongly oppose existing DMGs & Military men at such highly technical and financial analysis jobs- just to destroy the system. I can write more, what they have been doing… Sorry state of affairs.

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