Published On: Wed, Jan 11th, 2023
Published in Category: Lahore

World trust on Pakistan a slap on faces of segments running propaganda about the country’s default: Rana Sanaullah

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah Khan Tuesday stated that assistance from across the world for Pakistani flood victims and trust on Pakistan was a slap on the face of those segments who have been running propaganda about the country being bankrupt for last three months.

Rana Sanaullah while talking to media persons outside the Punjab Assembly stated that Pakistan was expecting an assistance of over $ 8 billion but massive amount of $ 11 billion received from across the world given under the head of grant but not loan. He stated that the pledges received by Pakistan at the Geneva climate conference a day earlier would help rebuild economy.

While lambasting the former premier and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, the minister stated the amount would be used for pulling the country out of economic crisis which will decrease dollar rate as well as bring the inflation down in the country.

Here on the other day, international donors committed to give Pakistan over $10 billion to help it recover from last year’s devastating floods. Officials from some 40 countries as well as private donors and international financial institutions gathered for the meeting, co-hosted by Islamabad and United Nations. During the conference, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had said the country will need $16.3 billion over the next three years for the initial efforts to rebuild and improve its ability to withstand climate change. He stated Pakistan should be able to cover half the cost but urged the international community to pay for the rest.

Rana Sanaullah congratulated the nation for the major achievement and continued the aforementioned donations made show that the entire world is standing with Pakistan, the Prime Minister and the coalition government.

With this, the drama of Imran’s popularity will also come to an end,” he asserted. He said that with the hand-holding that the world had shown to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government and its partners, the coalition government would be able to take the country to new heights this year.

Meanwhile, the minister claimed that there was something fishy underway at the Punjab Assembly, hinting that Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was trying to avert the vote of confidence.

Elahi was using illegal tactics to run away from the vote of confidence, he added.

“When I arrived at the PA on Tuesday, I was stopped from entering the house on orders of the speaker and the chief minister,” he claimed, calling the alleged move Unconstitutional and illegal.

The minister went on to say that the opposition had 180 numbers in the assembly. “We have been honest from the beginning but PTI and Pervez Elahi don’t have 186 numbers and this is why they are now opting for illegal tactics.” But no matter what they do, they will have to take a vote of confidence, Rana Sanaullah added.