India’s Finance Minister Knocked on Pakistan’s Door for Growth in the 90s | Uncut by Ahsan | Epi #8

    In this episode of Uncut by Ahsan, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister & Chairman standing committee for finance, discusses his family’s business background and their presence in Kolkata, Madras, and Karachi before partition. He also talks about his experience as the president of the Chamber of Commerce Karachi in the 1980s and his subsequent entry into politics from his hometown of Chiniot in the 1990s. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh shares his insights on the economic conditions of China in the 1980s and how in the 1990s, India’s finance minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan’s Minister for an economic growth plan. He also discusses his party’s current government’s stance on finance, including how they didn’t give him a chance to be the finance minister and how Miftah Ismail wasn’t competent for his job. The conversation ends with Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh’s observation that Pakistan failed to create the necessary environment for economic growth, which has led to Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India now being ahead of Pakistan. Host : Ahsan Bilal Bajwa Guest : Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh – Special Assistants to the Prime Minister & Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan

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