Govt’s agreement with IMF has challenged nation’s sovereignty: Bilawal

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Observer Report
Karachi

Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said on Sunday that the government had put the sovereignty of the nation at stake by signing an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on tough conditions.

“If India could overcome inflation by 4.20 per cent and Bangladesh could do the same by 5.54 per cent, during the Covid pandemic; why was the ratio 10.9 per cent in Pakistan?” he asked in a statement released on Sunday. Bilawal maintained that the government could not cover its inefficiency by shifting the blame of inflation on the IMF.
He went on to add that, “The mafia working under Imran Khan’s supervision raised the prices of chicken by 110 per cent in  the past three months.”

“The PTI elite minted billions by raising the prices of chicken, and unfortunately, they will now lower the prices and claim credit.”

The PPP chief observed that a common man did not have money, criticising the premier for “planning to hand over billions to PTI lawmakers in the forthcoming budget”.

He added that the, “Awarding Rs96 billion to PTI lawmakers in the midst of the worst economic crisis is [an] anti-people [step]”