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PTI provided 5.5 million jobs during its tenure: Shaukat Tarin

PTI provided 5.5 million jobs during its tenure: Shaukat Tarin
April 13, 2022 Web Desk

KARACHI (92 News) - Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had provided jobs to 5.5 million people in its tenure.

Talking to the media on Wednesday, he said that when their government was formed then there was no other choice other than going to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “The economic activites became slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. We introduced the policy of smart lockdown,” he added.

Shaukat Tarin said that countries around the world appreciated the prime minister’s policy of the smart lockdown. “In 2020, our economical growth increased up to 3pc. During this tenure, the growth ratio in India remained in minus,” he maintained.

He said that now the growth ratio in the country reached to 5.6 percent. “The IMF and other rating agencies expressed expectations that the growth ratio of Pakistan would remained up to five percent. It is expected that our export will remain upto US$32 billion and US$45 billion was given under the head of sales tax,” he concluded.