Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2019
Published in Category: Politics

Economy will touch to sky in three years if politicians are independent: Khursheed Shah

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has categorically stated that politicians should be independent, saying that economy will touch to sky in three years if politicians are independent.

While expressing his views, talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, Khursheed Shah said that there is no other way for progress of the country except politicians.

He said that Pakistan was divided into two parts because of presidential system, saying the government of technocrats constantly faced failures. He said that there remained presidential system in the country from 40 to 45 years which destroyed the economy.

PPP leader said that economy improved whenever civilian finance ministers came, saying that the budget of finance ministers Liaquat Ali Khan , Dr Mubashar and Yasin Watto remained better in the history of the country, however, the destruction of the country started when doctorate of Dr Mehboobul Haq came.

Khursheed Shah said that he does not want to say uncertain things as to whether government of Imran Khan will continue to exist or not, saying that as to why and how the ministers involved in corruption came in the cabinet of Imran Khan and now even the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have started asking about it.

He said that budget should be prepared with the consultation of opposition, saying that PPP consulted with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on the budget in its tenure while PML-N consulted only in the budget of 2013.

He said that PTI presented three budgets without consultations, saying that the budget of PTI will be to provide benefit to only a few people.

To a question about financial advisor, Hafeez Sheikh,

Khursheed Shah said that Hafeez Sheikh followed the policy of PPP when he was in PPP and now the budget will come according to the policy of PTI.

The PPP leader said that first time in the history of the country, opposition gave proposal to the government to go to IMF, saying that dollar would have been at Rs 130 if the government had gone to International Monetary Funds (IMF) in September and now the dollar has gone to Rs 150. He said that wrong policies are leading towards loss.