Shujaat advises Imran to return to parliament

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Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said on Tuesday that deposed prime minister Imran Khan should return to parliament.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inaf’s parliamentarians resigned en masse after Imran was voted out through a vote of no-confidence, and since then, have not returned to the lower house of parliament despite the Supreme Court asking it to do so.

“The people, who elected and sent them to parliament, are observing their actions,” Shujaat said while talking to senior journalists at an event in the federal capital, saying that if the PTI lawmakers keep enjoying the perks despite not being in parliament, it will be in no one’s interest.

In the conversation, Shujaat said that political and economic stability are crucial for the country and the general elections should be held on time.

“If we all work together for Pakistan, only then can we save it. In case we cannot set aside our differences and a similar situation persists, then all will be lost,” he warned.

Shujaat said that if the political parties could understand the need to set aside their differences, only then could Pakistan convince the International Monetary Fund to lend support.

The IMF programme has hit a snag since September as the government has failed to meet requirements for the ninth review, while the forex reserves and rupee are at record lows, with inflation skyrocketing continuously.

“If we don’t ensure political stability, no one will send a rupee our way. Will snap elections ensure an end to unemployment?” he won

senior journalists at an event in the federal capital, saying that if the PTI lawmakers keep enjoying the perks despite not being in parliament, it will be in no one’s interest.

In the conversation, Shujaat said that political and economic stability are crucial for the country and the general elections should be held on time.

“If we all work together for Pakistan, only then can we save it. In case we cannot set aside our differences and a similar situation persists, then all will be lost,” he warned.

Shujaat said that if the political parties could understand the need to set aside their differences, only then could Pakistan convince the International Monetary Fund to lend support.

The IMF programme has hit a snag since September as the government has failed to meet requirements for the ninth review, while the forex reserves and rupee are at record lows, with inflation skyrocketing continuously.

“If we don’t ensure political stability, no one will send a rupee our way. Will snap elections ensure an end to unemployment?” he wondered.

Shujaat also called for a consensus among political parties as he stressed that it is the only way to ensure Pakistan’s survival. “If we cannot comprehend this, then neither can the country nor parties survive.”

He went on to say that neither the armed forces nor anyone else would intervene and warned that stability is “key” for Pakistan at the moment as several regional forces, including India, wanted to destabilise the country.