Political stability, economic charter can strengthen solidarity: PM

Pakistan floods

Shehbaz berates PTI for creating ‘political upheaval’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that only political stability and a charter of economy can strengthen Pakistan’s national security.

In a statement, the prime minister reiterated the government’s resolve to bring economic stability to the country and save it from default. He said that political stability is the prerequisite to save the people from price hikes.

In a veiled reference to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Shehbaz claimed that “political miscreants are trying to create chaos in the country”.

He maintained that these ‘miscreants’ are not interested in serving the people, such as those who were badly affected by floods, but their only motive is to gain political benefit.

The premier further said that there is no doubt that economic destruction was part of an agenda and the ongoing political instability is also its continuation.

He asserted that the purpose of dissolving provincial assemblies is to create political instability in the country. “It is required for the sake of loyalty to Pakistan and allegiance, that there must be economic stability,” he said.

The premier said it was the desire of someone that Pakistan might be pushed into default, but neither it would happen, nor they would let it happen.

“The people who had laid land mines in the economic foundations of the country, are out to do the same in the political foundations of the country,” the prime minister in a veiled reference to PTI, said.

The people who had hurt public confidence, were now out to dissolve assemblies, he said, adding their objective was to create political instability.

The prime minister vowed that they would rid the public of the problems of food inflation and employment like the way they delivered by removing “a liar and corrupt government” with the power of the constitution.

The prime minister said for providing employment to the youth, it was necessary to get rid of “the political unemployed”.

“There is no doubt that economic havoc was brought under an agenda and the political instability is a continuity of that action,” he noted.

The prime minister advised the political opponents to take pity on the condition of the people of Pakistan. To bring the public out of the curse of poverty and unemployment was the real politics, he observed.

He further said that during the past four years of the previous government’s tenure, the people had braced for the economic upheaval and exhorted the PTI leaders not to create hurdles in the economic prosperity of the public.