Pakistan to buy world’s most expensive LNG in February: Miftah

Rana Sana says NAB not an institution, its chairman is just a robot

By: News Desk      Published: 05:47 PM, 31 Dec, 2020
Pakistan to buy world’s most expensive LNG in February: Miftah

PML-N leader Miftah Ismail on Thursday said Pakistan would buy the world’s most expensive LNG in February, adding that the fuel was procured at the rate of $5.5 against the price of $11 under the PTI, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Miftah questioned why power was not generated at a higher rate in the world like Pakistan where, he added, circular debt had multiplied despite the increase in electricity tariff.

He said the higher cost of power generation was a result of using diesel and furnace oil as fuel and mentioned that the PTI government also failed to construct the planned 1,200-km gas pipeline which would have been completed if they had remained in power.

The PML-N had established two LNG terminals but the PTI government didn’t add any, Miftah maintained as he blasted the incumbent setup for its policies and politics.

Miftah noted that the PML-N left the government with 5.5 percent growth rate which had been pushed into negative territory, adding that the PTI had borrowed more money than the total amount incurred during the three tenures of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister.

Pakistan’s politics still revolved around Nawaz Sharif, he said and remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan should fulfil his desire if the arrests of opposition leaders and workers could satisfy him. “Fresh polls, not the arrest of Khawaja Asif, are a solution to Pakistan’s problems.”

Both PML-N and PPP were united on the agenda of removing the Imran government, he said in his reply to a question. Asif Ali Zardari understood politics and they would talk to him, Miftah said with the reference to the resignations issue.

About the issues concerning Karachi, he advised the MQM-P to quit the ruling coalition in case the party has reservations over census and other matters. 

NAB not an institution, its chairman just a robot

PML-N Punjab President told reporters in Lahore that the NAB wasn’t an institution while describing its chairman as just a robot. “Movements are strengthened, not weakened, by arrests,” he said in reply to question about Khawaja Asif.

He made it clear that those leaving political movements never have any future and said the PML-n wanted to keep the PDM intact at every cost.  

Talking about Imran, the PML-N leader said, “We talk about binning bogus cases, [but] he says [replies] they [opposition] are asking for an NRO.”