Bilawal wants PTI-IMF loan deal called off

By: News Desk
Published: 07:04 PM, 19 Feb, 2020
Bilawal wants PTI-IMF loan deal called off
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for cancelling IMF deal.

The PPP also had economic problems in its tenure from 2008 to 2013. It approached the international money lending body but the party rejected its tough conditions, he said at a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday.

Bilawal arrived in Lahore on a four-day tour to meet PPP local leadership, workers, senior journalists and key social media figures.

The PPP chairperson said: “The PTI sealed the deal with IMF on tough conditions resulting in all-time high inflation. Its leaders go for character assassination and hurling abuse whoever felt for the poor.”

He complained of PTI policy of gagging the voice of opposition on public issues, saying: “Inflation has been increased up to 95 percent in 15 months.

 “Such a steep surge has never been witnessed in the history. We cited Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on steep surge in inflation and the FBR complaints about missing tax target, but to no avail.

 “Although the previous session of the National Assembly was on inflation, not a single minister was willing to even listen. No one has showed political wisdom. So how can they get such a crisis over? They have to face criticism as long as they fail to overcome economic crisis.”

He said the PPP would continue fight for public rights. People are being drowned in tsunami of inflation, he added.

About PML-N leadership, he said Shehbaz Sharif would return, saying “Leader of the Opposition is a person who can stand up in the NA and no one interrupts his speech. But we are missing him these days,” said Bilawal. He also showed his willingness to play part over FATF issue.