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February 19, 2024

Who will be the next finance minister?


  • Pakistan faces economic challenges with high inflation rates and looming debt crisis
  • Selection of the next finance minister is crucial for navigating these challenges

Contenders for the next finance minister in Pakistan are being considered amidst the nation’s daunting economic hurdles. With high inflation rates and twin deficits, the new economic team faces a challenging task ahead. The International Monetary Fund’s Stand-by facility is set to expire soon, adding to the pressure on the incoming government. The selection of the next finance minister holds paramount importance, with former finance minister Ishaq Dar emerging as a prominent candidate. Other contenders include Suleman Shahbaz, Ehsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif, and more. The appointment of a competent finance minister is essential for meeting the expectations of the public and business community while adhering to stability targets. The high stakes involved in this decision highlight the importance of choosing a candidate capable of implementing tough measures and steering the country towards economic stability.