Miftah blames Dar for his ouster.

KARACHI -- Former finance minister Miftah Ismail came out all guns blazing against his successor, incumbent Ishaq Dar, accusing him of running a campaign for six months to remove him from the office and constantly undermining him.

In a podcast with YouTuber Nadir Ali on Wednesday, Mr Ismail also accused Mr Dar of using his relationship with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to take the helm at the finance ministry - a statement Mr Ismail later regretted in a tweet the following day and blamed the media for giving his words a spin.

'I mentioned Dar Sb's relations with the party leadership, which has been given a spin by the media. Upon reflection, I regret doing so,' he said in the Twitter post and thanked former principal secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi 'for pointing out my mistake'.

During the conversation, Mr Ismail, who resigned in September as finance minister in line with the party's decision, said he didn't mind that he was shown the door, but 'the way I was removed was not right'. Mr Ismail said he was called to London and told in front of 12 people that he was being replaced.

On being asked if he was removed from the office or himself resigned, Mr Ismail said...

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