Sheikh Rashid blasts govt over contradictory statements on IMF deal
Says PPP unable to far to attract any big name
RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Seasoned politician Sheikh Rashid said on Monday the statements issued by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his cabinet members on the IMF deal were contradictory.
While questioning whether they were managing the country or some market, he said the ministers were of the opinion that the anti-US narrative was the reason behind not finalising the agreement.
At the same time, the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief noted that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had been saying that the IMF was doing politics and he did not care about what the international lender had to say.
But on the other hand, the prime minister said they were going to sign the document during the current month and the nation would be taken into confidence if it wasn’t the case, the former interior minister added.
وزراکہتےہیں امریکہ مخالف بیانیہ کی وجہ سےIMFکامعاہدہ نہیں ہورہاوزیراعظم کہتےہیں اس مہینے میں ہوجائےگااگرنہ ہواتوقوم کواعتماد میں لیں گےوزیرخزانہ کہتے ہیںIMFسیاست کررہاہےاسکی پرواہ نہیں یہ ملک چلارہےہیں یاآڑھت منڈی عوام کو2وقت کی روٹی نہیں مل رہی وہ حکمرانوں کی باتوں میں نہیں آرہے— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) June 12, 2023
In a series of tweets, Mr Rashid claimed that the people were not being fooled by their assertions. The coalition government would go for elections by relying upon the May 9 events as a narrative, he predicted.
The AML chief remarked that no decision had so far been made about which one would be the actual king’s party and that the PPP was unable to have any big name [induct known political figures into the party].
He said threatening the expatriates would further decline the remittances and added that the budget was quite opposite to the facts.
Mr Rashid was of the opinion that Almighty Allah and the judiciary would rescue the country out of the present political hell as the biryani-based rallies [a reference to the public gatherings being attended by Maryam Nawaz] were going to prove unproductive.