PTI destroyed but we saved country: Aurangzeb.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for InAformation and Broadcasting Marriyum AuArangzeb on Thursday said the nation had witnessed both 'conAstructive and destructive' mindsets in the last one year as the former brought destruction to the country while the latter served the masses. 'Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during his ongoing government tenure stabiAlized the economy while the former rulAer sowed the seeds of hatred, chaos and anarchy to train the armed groups which resulted into the May 9 tragedy,' the minAister said while addressing a news conferAence. She said the former ruler would not be remembered as a pragmatic leader as he had played no role in bringing politiAcal and economic stability in the country.

On the other hand, PM Shehbaz SharAif and the coalition government's foreAmost priority was to ensure political and economic stability in the country as both were intertwined, she added.

'We have inherited a ruined economy from the previous government of PTI which left the country at verge of deAfault due to its inefficiency and incompeAtence,' she said, adding economic uncerAtainty was now on the retreat with end of political uncertainty.

'The spell of misguidance seems to be breaking while the spell of hatred, misAchief and anarchy is ending,' the minisAter remarked. Marriyum recalled that the previous government first signed the IMF programme, then violated, and finally susApended it. On the other hand, the present coalition government was holding negotiAations with the IMF as it was determined to complete the ongoing programme.

She said the incompetent and inefAficient PTI regime had laid economic mines and when ousted from the power, it resorted to agitation and long marchAes to disrupt the development process which was initiated by the coalition govAernment under the leadership of PM Shehbaz Sharif.

'The youth was brainwashed and the politics of arson and vandalism was proAmoted to ruin the economy,' she said while citing the May 9 tragedy as an exAample when armed groups attacked the sensitive installations.

The minister said the masses were reaping benefits of the reform agenda initiated by the coalition government in last one year with all the economic indiAcators had been on upward trajectory.

The price of LPG domestic cylinder had been reduced from Rs2,759 to Rs2,321, which would provide Rs 438 relief to doAmestic consumers per cylinder, she said, adding the commercial cylinder price had also been reduced by Rs1,686. She said the...

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