The SIFC and the Dar problem

Pakistan has just had a close brush with Dar, but it seems that the worst is over. While Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been slow to announce his picks for cabinet, it has become increasingly clear that former finance minister Ishaq Dar will not be asked to head the finance ministry for a record fifth time. 

Of course, Mr Dar will not be absent from cabinet entirely. His party has gone so far as to indicate that the position of Deputy Prime Minister (a job nearly as useless but not quite so useless as President) might be revived for the good senator. If not that he might even be given a shot at the finance ministry where he would have the opportunity to do far more damage.

 

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Abdullah Niazi
Abdullah Niazi
Abdullah Niazi is senior editor at Profit. He also covers agriculture and climate change. He can be reached at [email protected]

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