PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for “the worst economy in our country’s history” shortly after a press conference by the Cabinet in which it highlighted the government’s achievements over the past two years.
Taking to Twitter, the PPP leader slammed the prime minister for Pakistan’s “democracy & human rights suffering”, stating that unemployment was at an all-time high.
“2 years in power & @ImranKhanPTI has given us the worst economy in our country’s history, foreign policy failures from Kashmir to Saudi, democracy & human rights suffering , unemployment at an all time high, transparency international has said corruPTIon is higher than before,” he tweeted.
PML-N president and Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that the two years of the PTI government had been an unmitigated disaster from foreign policy to economic affairs to the governance of the country.
In a series of tweets, the PML-N president said Imran Khan’s “mismanagement of national affairs” had increased the woes of the masses.
“People continue to pay heavy price for this failed experiment in political engineering,” Shehbaz said.
“In two years of PTI government: GDP growth rate registered a massive decline from +5.8% in 2018 to -0.45% in 2020, rendering millions of people jobless and pushing many more below the poverty line. Prices of sugar, wheat and medicines almost doubled. Per capita income went down steeply,” he noted.
The PML-N president added that the incumbent government’s “failure in critical areas of foreign policy could not be starker”.
“After 70 years, India had the audacity to annex Kashmir after IK hoped Modi would win elections. Work on CPEC was slowed down for a year. Relationship with key allies such as Saudi Arabia was subjected to controversy,” he added.
Earlier, federal ministers Asad Umar, Hammad Azhar, Shibli Faraz and Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a press briefing where they highlighted the PTI government’s achievements over the past two years.
FM Qureshi said that India had failed to isolate Pakistan internationally and that the narrative on occupied Kashmir had changed.
Finance adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that the government had reduced the current account deficit drastically and disbursed billions under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Fund Programme for those suffering from COVID-19.