PM Imran says half of revenue being used to retire debts

By: News Desk      Published: 05:05 PM, 27 Dec, 2020
PM Imran says half of revenue being used to retire debts
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government has very little left to spend on the people because half of its revenue collections are being used for retiring debts.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the prime minister said: “I am aware of the needs of the people, but when the ‘corrupt’ rule the country, the entire system under which people’s needs should be serviced is destroyed.”

“The government has ‘very little’ left to spend on the people due to half of its collections being used for debt repayment in the first year and in the second, even more than that due to accrued interest,” he said.

He asked: “If they don’t punish such people, what kind of example are we setting for our children? That the powerful can get away with anything and the jails are only for the poor?”