ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and PTI head Imran Khan on On Thursday, he said that the incumbent government lost confidence inside and outside Pakistan and they don’t plan to deal with crippling economy.
“There will be no economic stability if there is no political stability. Whatever excuse they may give for postponing the election, the whole nation is ultimate here is the sufferer,” he said, addressing his supporters.
Imran Khan pointed out out what government assured that economy however, will stabilize after the IMF releases its loan tranche, despite receiving money after meeting strict conditions, economy not yet stabilized.
He lamented that Pakistan had never witnessed such a level of inflation as the rupee continues to lose value despite IMF bailouts.
“I can safely say that PTI is the most popular and nationwide party and all the opposition is only bent on get clean cheat in your own business, not to worry for countrymen. They don’t have any solution for the deal with economic crisis,” he said.
He reminded the opposition that before coming to power they portrayed Shehbaz Sharif as one who could sort out all questions, however, after climbing to power he failed deliver.
“We have the largest current account deficit of US$20 billion compared to current government that only inherited a deficiency of $16 billion,” he shared the comparison, adding that PTI inherited $9.5 billion. in gold and foreign exchange reserves compared to $16 billion. in reserves in case of distrust move was presented against his.
Even after the deal with the IMF government has $8.8 billion of foreign exchange reserves now, he said.
Imran Khan further compared that gasoline prices in global markets were at $103 a barrel when they raised fuel prices to Rs 150 a litre, but the current government increased price up to 230 rupees per liter when prices declining in international markets.
He further shared how Prices of flour, rice and others basic goods have been promoted, making it difficult for a common person to achieve their goals. “These people used for protest against any hike in prices according to our government and take out protest actions. But what they did today exposed them even more.”
“I have no personal gain in early elections, but since these people only bent on get clean cheat in their affairs, it can further harm the country politically and economically,” he said. “I once again demand hold early elections out country from the ongoing crisis.