Asad Umar removed on IMF’s instruction: Khursheed Shah
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) stalwart Khursheed Shah on Sunday claimed that former finance minister Asad Umar was removed from his designation on the instruction of International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In his statement, the former opposition leader in National Assembly said that inflation has been increased in the country, adding that the incumbent government destroyed the economy of the country before upcoming budget.
“If some people who wanted to create situation like it was in 1971. Dialogues should be held with such people to avoid such situation,” he said while commenting on Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM).
The PPP leader said that it is good that the army chief himself talked about the issue. He also said it should be seen as there are few people and talks can be held on who they are.
Khursheed also said that today conditions are good to hold dialogues for the resolution of issues but it will be too late for talks tomorrow, adding that there was a time in East Pakistan that dialogues could have held.
“Today, there is still time to resolve these issues through dialogue; soon it will be too late for talks and dialogue, as we saw happened in East Pakistan.”
“Pakistan is our country,” he said, adding that the armed forces are to protect the sovereignty of the country.
Asad Umar replaced with PPP’s former finance minister: Khursheed Shah
Earlier, Responding to former finance eminister Asad Umar, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) stalwart Khursheed Shah termed that Asad Umar was sacked form his designation after declaring ‘failed and incompetent’.
Addressing a National assembly session, the PPP leader slammed incumbent government and said that the government appointed PPP’s former finance minister Shaikh Hafeez as finance adviser.
“How can they compete with us,” said Khursheed Shah adding, “PPP has big difference of class with the PTI’ [Kaha Raja Bhoj, Kaha Gangu Telee]. We are bright and the PTI is darkness.”
Khursheed Shah has demanded to try Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan under Article 6. He expressed resentment over PM’s statement, in which he said Tehran had suffered terrorism from groups operating within Pakistan.
He said that PM wanted to contact Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi but he didn’t respond to his calls. We are brighter side of Pakistani politics and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is darker one, he added.