The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), one of the main opposition parties, on Thursday painted a dark picture of the country’s economy by saying that Pakistan had become about 25% poorer because of the “defected” economic policies of the ruling PTI.
People from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) responded by blaming the PML-N for the bleak and dismal economic condition of the country.
Former finance minister Ishaq Dar, in PML-N’s pre-budget seminar, stressed having a “serious review” of the economic condition to take Pakistan out of the economic ‘mess’.
PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Miftah Ismail were amongst the attendees of the seminar.
PML-N claimed said that soon after PTI’s coming to power, they had laid forth a request for talks on the ‘Charter of Economy’, but no one paid heed to it.
The opposition party said Imran Khan’s government had spiked inflation, unemployment, and poverty in the last three years. PML-N’s leadership claimed the economic volume of the country lessened from $313 bn to $296 bn in the PTI rule during the past three years. They also made an announcement of presenting their own budget for the masses.
On the other hand, PTI’s Shaukat Tarin said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government suffered due to the dismal policies of PML-N’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s and rulers of the past were responsible for increased poverty, unemployment, and inflation in the country.
He said the government was up against price-hike and other pressing issues and soon it will overcome these problems. The Finance Minister said the PMLN was finding it “very hard” to digest the economic success of the PTI government and that is why they are holding seminars to fool the masses. He said the upcoming budget is to be an ideal budget for the common man.