PML-N leader slams Imran Khan for 'lying' to nation on GDP growth
Islamabad: PML-N information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb has targeted PM Imran Khan for “lying” to nation and the world by claiming that his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has achieved the highest GDP growth rate in the country’s history.
“In 2018, Pakistan’s GDP growth was 6.1. Imran Khan should mourn the inefficiency of his government for plummeting it into negative territory and now bringing it to 5.5, instead of celebrating,” she was quoted as saying by Dawn News responding to the premier’s statement on Friday.
Aurangzeb slammed the PM and said that inflation, unemployment and poverty were killing people in the country, while he (Imran Khan) was shamelessly celebrating the so-called growth of the economy, which he completely destroyed in over three years of his rule.
“There is a long list of harsh economic realities about Imran Niazi’s government that he should tell the nation,” she said, adding the PTI government during its tenure had taken the highest loan of over $40bn in the history of the country, besides snatching jobs from six million people and pushing 20 million Pakistanis below the poverty line during its rule. Fiscal deficit had also reached Rs4,400bn and inflation 22 per cent," she said.