Lambasting the government over skyrocketing inflation in the country, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not working for the people of Pakistan but for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“The government does not realise that the people are unable to cope with inflation,” he said. “They [the government] have been misleading the nation for three years. Tax inflation, rising debts, Imran Niazi is working for the IMF, not for the people of Pakistan,” Shehbaz claimed on Friday.
His remarks came a day after the government sought the federal cabinet’s approval to increase electricity tariff, reneging from a four-month-old stance to not further raise the rates in a bid to remain in the IMF programme.
The opposition leader claimed that what he had said in his budget speech proves to be true and the government proves to be false. He added that such severe inflation is creating serious problems for the economic viability of the country, which is not a good omen for the country.