Tarin admits Imran’s regime took Rs20,000bn loan in four years: Marriyum

Minister claims the loan was 76 per cent of the total loan taken in the history of Pakistan

APP June 12, 2022
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb speaking at a press conference. Photo: APP


Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said that former finance minister Shaukat Tarin had finally admitted that Imran Khan during his four-year tenure as prime minister took Rs20,000 bn loans, which was 76 per cent of the total loan taken in the country’s history.

In a series of tweets, the minister said that many such confessions were yet to be made by Imran Khan and his party.

Imran’s agreement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) on strict conditions, taking the dollar price from Rs115 to 189 against the rupee, would be another confession soon, she maintained.

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In addition to a sharp increase in inflation, unprecedented unemployment and economic catastrophe, the fruits of ‘carat’, ‘Khairat’ and corruption would soon be acknowledged, the minister predicted.

Marriyum’s remarks come a day after Tarin painted a gloomy picture of the country’s economy, saying that inflation and unemployment will further increase due to the “flawed” budget presented by the coalition government led by the PML-N.

“The fuel prices will likely to go up further as the government has increased the petroleum levy as part of its commitment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” Tarin said while addressing a news conference alongside other PTI leaders, including Omer Ayub on Saturday.


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