Shehbaz, Bilawal blast ‘failed political engineering’, rights situation

By: News Desk      Published: 01:57 PM, 18 Aug, 2020
Shehbaz, Bilawal blast ‘failed political engineering’, rights situation

Blasting the PTI government, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday described the Imran Khan-led setup as a “failed experiment in political engineering” while PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said democracy and human rights had suffered during the last two years.

They were commenting on the PTI completing two years in government after the 2018 elections. Prime Minister had taken the oath of his office on July 18 in that year. 

Shehbaz, who is known for avoiding harsh terminology, said the people were paying a heavy price for the “failed experiment in political engineering”.

The two years of PTI government had been “an unmitigated disaster”, said Shehbaz in a tweet posted through his personal account.  

He said Imran’s “mismanagement of national affairs” from foreign policy to economy and governance had increased the woes of masses manifold. “People continue to pay heavy price for this failed experiment in political engineering,” said the PML-N president.

Similarly, Bilawal said Imran “has given us the worst economy in our country’s history”, as he listed the PTI government’s failures on different fronts including those in the foreign policy from Kashmir to Saudi Arabia.

He said democracy and human rights had been suffering ever since the PTI assumed the office. Unemployment was at an all-time high level while the Transparency International had said corruption was higher than before, Bilawal noted in his tweet.

Earlier on August 14, Shehbaz had stated that the nation needed an introspection after over seven decades since independence.

He called for ensuring an internally harmonious, politically stable and economically prosperous Pakistan, which he added, would only guard the country’s own interests but also those of Kashmiris and other oppressed people around the world.