Coming down harshly on finance minister Ishaq Dar, former finance minister Asad Umar has said that such a callous finance minister had caused rampant inflation only because of an absurd decision to delay getting into a loan program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF.)
“How incompetent is he,” said the former finance minister, speaking to reporters. “He nursed some weird delusions about being able to get the foreign exchange from somewhere else, leading to a crisis, since we have to pay previous debt obligations and this has led to a serious balance of payments crisis.”
“Seriously, I think any finance minister that unnecessarily delays getting into an IMF program and messes it up for the rest of us, should be drawn and quartered.”
Former finance minister Asad Umar was then drawn and quartered.