LONDON: Miftah Ismail stepped down as Pakistan’s finance minister and tendered his resignation to PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Sunday.
According to the party’s spokesperson, Ismail handed over his resignation letter to the party supremo 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.
Following Nawaz’s suggestion, Dar will return to Pakistan with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif tonight.