IMF has no confidence in Dar, says Qureshi
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Vice Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said Sunday that the IMF has no confidence in Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and he should resign.
An additional tax of Rs215 billion has been imposed on the nation, and the financial bill is being revised, the former foreign minister said during a press conference in Multan.
He said that more taxes had been imposed despite the burden of existing taxes.
According to the PTI leader, the budget presented to the nation is something else, while the budget to be approved will be completely different.
During the presser, he also criticized the government and said: “Industries are currently in a crisis.”
The production of large-scale manufacturing is curtailed by the closure of approximately 40% of textile industries.
Furthermore, he argued that the country’s textile and agriculture industries are in a bad state and its economy is shrinking.
An accusation of false narrative by the government was made by the former foreign minister: “Rulers can’t hide the facts.”
A 5% duty had been imposed on fertilizer because it was running out, he said.
A significant amount of load-shedding is occurring across the country, he said.
The responsibility should be assigned to another finance minister, according to him.
Considering Dar’s economy and state of affairs, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has no confidence in the country.
Statement of joint interest between the US and India
Qureshi also criticized the government’s failure to show responsibility following the joint statement released by the US and India earlier this week.
Against Pakistani extremist groups, the statement stressed the need for Pakistan to act.
PTI leader expressed shock at the country’s indifference to the issue.
“The foreign minister did not respond to the statement issued by the American president and Indian prime minister,” he said, pointing out the joint statement did not mention Kashmiris’ oppression.
Despite everyone being silent about what is happening to Muslims in India, Qureshi said that the treatment of minorities in India has not received any attention.
As well as lamenting the loss of lives during the Greek shipwreck, Qureshi said that the Line of Control (LoC) had been violated yesterday and that two civilians were killed.