PTI Will Stage Protest Outside ECP On Thursday: Imran.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Monday that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's government that was allegedly imposed through foreign conspiracy had lost its credibility both nationally and internationally to an extent that the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had to request for early release of IMF tranche.

Speaking at the party's National Council meeting here, the ex-premier said that the current abysmal economic situation of the country clearly indicated that the ruling coalition never came with a plan or a roadmap to stabilise the economy due to which the country was inching towards a default. 'Today the coalition government has made Pakistan the fourth country in the world nearing default.'

Referring to the establishment, he added that those who could have stopped the conspiracy are also responsible for what is happening in the country because he was not ousted due to corruption; rather all economic indicators showed that the PTI government was performing exceptionally well on all fronts.

The PTI chairman said that the public was certainly under the burden of inflation due to the 'incompetent and power hungry rulers who are busy in closing the corruption cases filed against them.'

The former prime minister demanded that an emergency should be imposed in the country at this time so as no one could send money abroad.

Comparing PTI government's performance with the coalition government, he said that record tax revenue was collected during his party's tenure, adding that the external deficit was $500 million in March and now it is $2.6 billion.

'Inflation in our government was 17 per cent and today it has reached 38 percent,' he said and claimed that his government provided the most jobs during the Covid-19 crisis. He accused that PM Shehbaz Sharif, in the past, spent Rs50 billion on his self-projection through advertisements while PTI thought about future generations by planting billions of trees. 'The people after seeing advertisements used to think that a genius like (PM) Shehbaz didn't come to Pakistan,' he berated the premier. He added that premier Shehbaz exposed himself before the people since he took oath of his office

Khan said that intra-party elections would be held in the PTI after the general elections by using technology in order to ensure transparency and meritocracy in the party.

The former premier stressed the need for working on the party's ideology as he said that he realised in these...

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