Foreign Office, FIA directed to bring back Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan directed that all legal means would be used to bring Nawaz Sharif back from the United Kingdom.

It was decided to write a fresh letter to the British government for repatriation of Nawaz Sharif. In the light of the prime minister’s instructions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have been tasked with bringing Nawaz back, local media reports.

Expressing their anger, the federal ministers said instead of admitting their mistakes; the PML-N leaders were making the national institutions controversial. The cabinet was informed that the government was spending around $10 billion per annum on debt repayment as against around $5.5 billion paid by the previous government.

The cabinet was given a detailed briefing about the country’s debt and repayment during the fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020. The meeting was informed that as the PTI government inherited Rs3 trillion (Rs3,000 billion) debt, it had to take more loans for debt servicing and to save the country from default.

The cabinet was told that the government had received $24 billion as a foreign loan, including $2 billion taken during the interim government. It was informed that during the fiscal year 2019, the public debt registered an increase of Rs770 billion, mainly due to restoration of the true value of rupee.

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