Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah held the International Monetary Fund (IMF) responsible for the economic crisis as the international lender is pressuring the government to increase fuel prices and withdraw subsidies.
Addressing a ceremony in Faisalabad on Saturday, he said that the country is passing through a difficult phase right now and the inflation in the country is due to the IMF.
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The minister said that the international lender has tied the loan with the implementation of conditions laid down by it, adding that the prices of commodities will skyrocket if government implement the agreement and with the increase in fuel prices, inflation will also increase.
“People are making up different stories regarding the IMF agreement, on the other hand, a shameless person wants the country to default,” he added.
He said that some elements were intentionally creating uncertainty for their ulterior political motives. Their propaganda was a practically a double-edged sword as they wanted to create problems for the sitting government in addition to pushing Pakistan towards bankruptcy.
“However, PM Shehbaz Sharif along with his economic team is making sincere efforts to overcome this situation and hopefully the people will hear a good news very soon near future”, he added.
He said that during the period of Nawaz Sharif, the growth rate was as high as 6.2 per cent. Dollar was stable at Rs105. Similarly the prices of electricity and gas were stable and affordable for the common people.
He said that at that time the global economic analysts were optimistic that Pakistan was progressing satisfactorily but an incompetent person was clamped on Pakistan who reversed the economic gains of the PMLN government.
The minister said that the only objective of this incompetent person was to malign the opposition and he was fully involved in political engineering. During his tenure, false and unfounded cases were instituted against his political opponents but not even a single case was proved in the court of law.
Without naming Imran Khan, the minister termed him as an absolute liar and said, “He was blaming that I have murdered 20 people. He was enjoying full powers in federal and provincial governments. He was in a position to prove myself guilty of these allegations but he used it just as a tool of political maligning and hence he was forced to get registered yet another false heroin case against me”.
“This person is hoodwinking the masses, especially the youth. He is promoting a culture of abusive language, hate and obscenity. The people must reject him with their vote power as the country may face any mishap if he usurped the power again through illegal means”, the minister added.
Rana Sanaullah said that Wazirabad attach was a personal deed of a person who was apprehended then and there and he also confessed to the crime but PTI was making false propaganda of three culprits only to keep this case alive for their political manoeuvring.
He said that a NADRA Center had been established in Painsara while he was trying to setup other centers in Aminpur Bungalow and Ramdewali Sargodha Road besides increasing 3-4 times capacity of Main Centre Faisalabad to facilitate the people.