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Rupee lost value by 27% in a year, says Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Rupee lost value by 27% in a year, says Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
June 13, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the rupee value had lost by 27 percent in a year while inflation doubled in nine months. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said that gas had increased by 143, petrol 23 and electricity by 20 percent during this period. “Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has come to US$280 from US$313. The country will weaken at the military and external level if the economy would weaken,” he said. The PML-N leader said that they were not fighting the battle for power. “The protest against the government in and out of the parliament is mandatory,” he said. “The government has taken the loan in a year that they received during five years,” he said. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that a politician is not afraid of arrests. “Imran Khan is the first PM in the country who does not speak truth,” he said.
NAB's only objective is to defame politicians: Khaqan Abbasi
On May 21, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the only objective of the NAB is to defame politicians and level baseless allegations against them. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the former prime minister said, “How can the country be run if politicians are always targeted. The NAB chairman has no right to insult politicians. The character assassination campaign must stop now.” Khaqan Abbasi said, “The economy is in tatters and a big share of responsibility for it rests with the NAB.”