Asad Umar justifies KP minister’s letter to Miftah on IMF deal
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Making it clear that the country could not be governed through force, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General and former federal minister Asad Umar said on Saturday all that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Jhagra wanted from the Center was his province’s right, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, he said that Federal Finance Minister Miftah Ismael thought that he was a viceroy. “Truth of the matter is that Miftah has failed to fulfill his responsibilities,” he said, adding, “It is because of his ‘incompetence’ that Pakistan has failed to strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”
“So much so that now even former prime minister and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif is not pleased with his performance,” Asad said, and added, “And now in order to hush up his failures, the federal minister is trying to put the blame on the PTI.”
He went on to add that it was unfortunate that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued him, former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan and party leader Fawad Chaudhry contempt of court notices despite the fact that the ECP was not a court of law. “But we have filed a petition against these notices,” he informed.
PTI leader said that although the situation with respect to floods in the country was quite worrying. “Still the heartening thing is that the nation jells together in crises like these,” he opined.
He said that the PTI chairman had directed the party leaders and workers to go to their areas and helped those affected by floods. “Imran has given special instructions to the PTI governments in Punjab and KP to come to the rescue of those facing the brunt of the calamity,” he added.
Commenting on reports that those in the corridors of power expected Imran to come forward and appeal to the people to donate funds for those hit by floods, Asad informed that the matter was being discussed within the party and soon decision would be taken.