Zardari, Nawaz harmed economy with foreign debt: Minister

Lahore: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that political leaders like Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif have caused serious damage to the national economy through foreign loans and the PTI government had to pay those loans.

Speaking to the media on Thursday along with Shahbaz Gill, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communications, he said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) disappeared in the local government (LG) elections. Was. in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Chowdhury advised PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz to express sympathy for the losing candidates of her party and motivate them after their defeat in the KP LG elections. Celebrate victory of other opposition parties.

He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is still the largest political party at the village council level in KP.

blamed the media for keeping the opposition alive

Mr. Choudhary said that Asif Zardari uses a wheelchair whenever he appears before the court, trying to show that he is suffering from serious ailments, but after getting bail, he started raising hollow slogans and making big claims. started doing

The minister said the PPP did not even have candidates to contest in Punjab as Asif Zardari’s policies had made the party unpopular in the country.

He said such political parties survive only because of programs in the media and private TV channels. He said that the day the media stops giving them coverage, these parties will be wiped out.

Mr Chowdhury said the sole aim of such political parties was to spread negative propaganda on the issue of inflation, adding that those who had been ruling Sindh for 30 years now claimed to have a plan for that province. Is.

He said that these political leaders could not even visit Larkana and Nawabshah due to their unpopularity, let alone power in Islamabad and Lahore. He said that Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari will now have to spend their lives abroad.

The minister said that the previous governments did not build any dams after Tarbela and Mangala, but the PTI government started the work of building new dams after which the reservoirs have increased significantly. He said there are around 200,000 companies operating in the country, of which 157,000 have been set up during the last 30 months.

He told PTI that the government has focused on the development of the agriculture sector, which has led to bumper production of five major crops, the production of rice, wheat and maize was historic, while the cotton crop had grown by 44 per cent.

Mr Choudhary said that Pakistan’s economic growth is moving in the right direction as the country witnessed record sales of motorcycles, vehicles and agricultural pesticides.

He said the previous governments had taken a loan of $55 billion and it would have to be returned in the next five years.

The minister said that Pakistan has successfully contained the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that Pakistan is moving towards progress and prosperity under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Speaking on the occasion, Special Assistant to PM Shahbaz Gill said that times have changed and people have understood how the PML-N and PPP derailed the economic process and deprived the residents of Sindh of their basic rights. Gave.

He said that people want to know who spent such a huge amount in Junaid Safdar’s marriage ceremony, as his mother had claimed that she had no property neither in Pakistan nor in London, despite her father’s monthly income. 1,500 was Rs. ,

Adviser to the PM on trade and investment in the United Kingdom and Europe Sahibzada Jehangir said that the people of Pakistan cannot even imagine how Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari have billions of dollars in London assets.

He said that 9 million foreign Pakistanis respect and love Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan because of his sincerity and commitment to bring Pakistan on the path of progress and prosperity.

Published in Dawn, December 24, 2021