ISLAMABAD: Employing his technocratic prowess, Federal Minister for Finance, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Saturday craftily dodged most of the burning questions fired at him by the mediapersons during a post-budget conference held here in Islamabad, Geo News reported.
Reportedly, finance minister talked around the questions regarding Pakistan’s knocking on the IMF door again, opening NATO supplies, details of defence expenditures, rupee depreciation, and future ties with United States of America.
“Let’s talk on these issues in another session”, said the finance czar to the wary questioners, who failed to make him cough out any press-worthy details.
Analysts who strongly smell the cooking of books say Shaikh’s evasive tactics betray he doesn’t want to come clean on it.
They also suspected that going forward the finance minister would hardly be available to give satisfactory answers to the unanswered queries.