ISLAMABAD: Senior Head of PTI and former planning minister Asad Umar on Indian airstrike questioned Thursday in Balakot in 2019 was more damage to Pakistan or no-confidence vote who saw how Imran Khan was exiled as prime ministeran event According to him, this led to a difficult economic situation in the country.
“I asked people. Tell me India strike in Balakot – in that the crow and 12 trees were hit — caused more damage to Pakistan or no-confidence a movement that was introduced through foreign intervention and caused political instability?” he asked during a press conference. in Islamabad.
Umar, who performed alongside PTI leaders Ali Zaidi and Omar Ayub Khan – both former Cabinet members – and went on describe the deplorable economic situation of the country, linking it with in no-confidence motion.
He pointed out persistent decline in rupee value over in past week, stating that this resulted in a significant increase in external debt.
“From that day, no-confidence the petition has been filed, our foreign debt increased by 2.860 billion rupees to date,” he said. added that this is the damage that was caused to country.
Only elections way put an end to uncertainty
Previously, in press conference, etc. former minister compared the country’s economic situation during PTI’s tenure with current state of in the economy, referring to the report of the National Accounts Committee released yesterday, which states that Pakistan growth rate approached six percent.
He tied growth to the measures taken by the PTI government, stating that “wide recovery witnessed” during last government tenure.
It was in this situation that imran khan government was overthrown as a result of a “foreign conspiracy”, and the Pakistani people are still paying the price of Umar added. He named move “attack on Pakistani stability.
All economic improvement this take was “sabotaged,” the PTI leader said.
In a subsequent tweet, Umar quoted Benjamin Franklin and said, “These who would give up significant freedom to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither freedom nor safety”.
Umar said without naming anyone that “they say they use force and see how Imran Khan is coming out [for his march on Islamabad]. [It is being said] what will they see who comes out”.
“Listen carefully,” said Umar, not addressing anyone in in particular the ongoingstruggle” this is not true of Imran or party alone. “This nation has decided that it will not accept slavery. If someone thinks they can suppress it decision through forceviolence and use of weapons, that is their delusion.”
“And we’ve seen such delusions in in past too,” he said as he walked away. on remember the case of veteran Baloch nationalist leader and former main minister of Balochistan, Akbar Bugti.
Bugti was killed along with with 37 armed tribes, in a military operation in Chalgri area of bhambur hills of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan.
“Perhaps you still remember the day when announced that Akbar Bugti was killed – and killed in in such a way that he did not even understand where he was attacked from,” Umar recalled. 15 years have passed since then, and still [they] unable to deal with Balochistan.”
When asked if he was referring to the army here, he replied: “The Pakistani army is an institution government and I turn to government. Whichever institution listens, it up them.”
He went on say that “those in power and government usually have such misconceptions about use of force.
“Such proposals were made Imran Khan. When Nawaz Sharif made a call for Gujranwala and when Fazlur Rehman set out for Islamabad, proposals were made Imran Khan not to let them in out” Umar said.
But Imran Khan reply always had to let them come [out] and that was something to worry about. He said it was their constitutional right. people will decide.”
Coming back so far, Umar said people must decide. “No matter how many raids you carry out in [Haleem Adil Sheikh’s] housethese people won’t sit on home Now.”
The PTI leader went on to say that his party stood up for a cause not political reasons. He then turned to those who make decisions’, telling them that ‘history does not forgive.”
“If we try a way, if you make it a mistake, damage caused to Pakistan – and I don’t say that in happiness or as a threat – the damage that you cause,” is he left proposal is incomplete and added: “Little time left … time to do decisions. If you don’t decisions [now]Pakistan history won’t forgive you.”
Asked about PTI’s planned Azadi march on Islamabad, Umar said it would probably take place either on May 29 or 30, but only Imran Khan will decide final the date. “Only Imran Khan will decide the date and only he knows when he will announce it.”
He said the preparation was made bring people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. People would also originally from Sindh and Balochistan, he said, adding that, however, since these provinces are relatively remote, the plan is to give a call to people hold rallies in big cities there power show in the capital will be way.
Umar also rejected reports prepared by PTI women and children resist anyone possible arrests on the march.
However, he added that “we have strengthened the security of Imran” in light of reports of threats to his life.
Umar also criticized government for not taking sufficient action for Imran’s safety, emphasizing that it is his duty.
“They took responsibility of ensuring the safety of the convict, but said that the responsibility of security of Pakistan former – and future prime minister ours,” he said. “We’ve taken security measures, but that’s entirely government’s responsibility.”
When asked if he had a message for Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Umar said that his message for “Myth”boss show a little mercy” on finance minister. He went on say Myth can’t improve economy and the situation cannot improve until “imported government is an in power”.
To the question about anyone tried to mediate for negotiations between PTI and the governmentUmar replied: “These are political decisions and should be accepted by politicians.
Replying to another question, Umar said that PTI does not trust the Electoral Commission. of Pakistan, and if elections are to be held, they must be transparent and fair.
Later, PTI leader Ali Zaidi said, speaking of the Supreme Court’s verdict on President’s appeal filed for interpretation of Article 63-A, if it were published”on that day at midnight, now everything would be better.”
Omar Ayub also scolded the government, saying its mismanagement had led to an increase in power cuts.