Some burden of IMF conditions should be shifted to the elite class - Press Release issued by Pakistan Economy Watch.

Islamabad -- January 26, 2023 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW)


The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday said some burden of IMF's strict conditions should be shifted to the elite class. All the unnecessary government expenditure and all privileges of the ruling classes should be abolished so that the people get a few sighs of relief, it said. Nobility has completely hijacked the country's system, due to which Pakistan has been entering from one crisis to another, said Mohammad Aslam Khan, Chairman of PEW.

Now the plunder of the elite has increased to such an extent that the country's integrity is in danger, he added. Aslam Khan observed that not a single ruler of Pakistan has ever worked seriously to eradicate elitism, correct the direction of the economy, improve governance, eliminate corruption, reduce unemployment and get rid of debts.

The rulers did not have any positive target and they never preferred to work within their means but they always preferred to spend heavily and always ran the country with the borrowed money. The one who is an expert in begging is considered a great economist therefore the whole country has become addicted to loans.

At that time, the only way to maintain the state is debt while addiction to loans blocked the way of industrial and agricultural development in the country. When the western countries turned their backs on Pakistan, we went to Saudi Arabia, China, and the Gulf states, who gave loans worth billions of dollars to Pakistan but now they are no more...

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