Govt broke backbone of economy, people in just 18 months: Ahsan Iqbal
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said that the government had broken the backbone of the economy and the people in just 18 months.
Speaking in the National Assembly on Thursday, he said that the economic crisis is due to incompetence of the rulers.
“The incompetent government continued to hide itself behind the institutions, but the nation wailed. To our questions, it was replied that the government and the army are on the same page,” he said.
He said that the inflation rate had touched 14 per cent in the country. “The economy was growing at 5.8 per cent about 18 months ago and now it is at two per cent,” he said.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the budget speeches record would show that the opposition had pointed out the increase in inflation. “The fears of the opposition have proved to be true. The government’s false hopes proved to be wrong,” he added.
He said that there was record joblessness and poverty in the country. “The finance adviser does not know about the problem even after 18 months. The government is plundering the masses with both hands. The government least bothers about the resolution of the problems,” he added.