TWITTERABAD: Asking Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and incoming finance minister Ishaq Dar to look into the matter, former finance minister Miftah Ismail on Sunday termed the government’s decision to not increase the petroleum development levy (PDL) this month without the approval of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “reckless”.
“Not increasing PDL this month without IMF approval is reckless, pls look into this @MaryamNSharif, @MIshaqDar50,” tweeted Miftah on Sunday in what observers are noting as a continuation of public disagreements within the PML-N as seen in recent months.
Critics maintain that the PML-N leaders openly criticizing the finance ministry’s moves underlines their clueless over managing the economy, and also split within the party’s own ranks.
However, talking exclusively with The Dependent following his tweet, Miftah Ismail denied the much-repeated claims of there being a growing divide within the PML-N.
“No no, we are all on the same page. In this case, the same web page, www.twitter.com,” Miftah told this scribe, insisting that he did not intend to publically criticise the party’s economic policies.
“All I want is a ‘ji, I will’ in return,” he added.