Miftah Ismail promises zero loadshedding in next summer

Says inflation will also come down next year: PML-N govt saved country from default: Debts swelled by Rs20,000 during PTI govt

By: News Desk
Published: 03:21 PM, 16 Jul, 2022
Miftah Ismail promises zero loadshedding in next summer
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Federal Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail said on Saturday that he promised to the nation that there would be no electricity loadshedding in the country next summer season, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Miftah Ismail said another promise that he was making to the nation was that inflation will also come down by next year.

He said that the policies pursued by the last PTI government were to blame for the country’s present pathetic economic situation.

The minister claimed that the present government had saved the country from ‘default’. “But now the country is heading towards stability,” he added. 

He went on to say that the debt increased by Rs20,000 billion during the four-year term of the PTI government. “The last government did not nothing for the country since it was not fit for the job,” he said, adding, “Former prime minister Imran Khan kept assuring the nation that he cared for the welfare of common man, but at the same time prices of items of essential use also kept rising in his tenure.”

The minister said it was unfortunate that the PTI government broke the promises it had made to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Imran also gave tax relief to his friends,” he alleged.

Reporter: Waqas Azeem