Khan’s US visit fails



Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Washington has failed to bring any economic benefit to the people of Pakistan. There is no tangible result of the visit, he said during his interview to Voice of America. Showing dissatisfaction over the visit, he said by no means it was helpful in improving trade and economic ties between the two countries. He was of the view that there was very a poor outcome of the visit, as nothing was done that helps Pakistan to overcome its socio-economic problems. What was achieved during the tenure of Pakistan Muslim League (N) was much better, in term of strategic and economic cooperation. About Imran Khan’s travelling to Washington by commercial flight, Ishaq Dar said it was just for the public consumption. These are cosmetic measures on the part of the present government in the name of austerity, he added. He claimed that it was the PML’s government that had overcome militancy under the National Action Plan.—INP