Former Pak PM Imran Khan lambasts military establishment

Former Pak PM Imran Khan lambasts military establishment

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit out at the powerful military establishment, saying after installing a government of “money-launderers”, it is showing concern over the flight of dollars abroad.

Khan made the remarks while speaking at a function on Tuesday to launch what his party called a “white paper” on the economic performance of the Shahbaz Sharif-led coalition government.

The “White Paper” presented an analysis and compared the economic performance of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led coalition and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf governments.

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He said, “Having installed a government of money-launderers, it is concerned about the flight of dollars abroad. How can the flight of dollars be stopped when you (the establishment) imposed money launderers like Sharif and Zardari on the country?” Is.” ,

The 70-year-old former cricketer-turned-politician also criticized former Army Chief General (Retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa who, he said, had become a “jack of all trades”.

“General Bajwa () knew nothing about the economy, but he claimed to be a champion of the subject. He was not interested in upholding the rule of law and struck a deal with Sharif and Zardari,” he said. Said.

Khan said that Prime Minister Sharif has been badly exposed in the regime change.

“Gen Bajwa should have reversed his policy of grilling people from my party after people took to the streets after my government was voted out of power, but he chose to support money launderers and target PTI. to continue.”

The White Paper presented a bleak picture of the economy. It warned that hyperinflation coupled with unemployment could push the country towards complete anarchy, and its situation would resemble that of Sri Lanka. Khan, who was shot in the leg during a rally in Punjab province’s Wazirabad city in November last year, further said the Sharif-led government would have to go for the International Monetary Fund program, resulting in such inflation in the country. Can never seen before.

He said that free and fair elections are the only way to get the country out of the economic quagmire.

The federal government—a coalition of several parties—is now opposed to holding elections. The term of the current National Assembly will end in August 2023.

Khan, who was ousted as prime minister in April this year after a no-confidence motion was passed in the National Assembly, has been demanding fresh general elections in Pakistan.



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