Miftah lashes out at K-P govt for attempting to ‘sabotage’ IMF pact

Miftah lashes out at K-P govt for attempting to ‘sabotage’ IMF pact
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and Coordinator to the PM on Economy & Energy Bilal Azhar Kayani address media in Islamabad on July 31, 2022. Photo: PID

Miftah lashes out at K-P govt for attempting to ‘sabotage’ IMF pact

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and Coordinator to the PM on Economy & Energy Bilal Azhar Kayani address media in Islamabad. Photo: PID

Finance Minister: Mifhta Ismail said the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government had attempted to “sabotage” its dealings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the board of international financial institutions. attacked as if

(K- P Finance Minister) Taimur Jhagra assured me that he didn’t shoot this letter to the IMF but they (IMF) must have got this letter since it’s circulating across the country,  he said while addressing a precipitously called press conference in Islamabad Friday night.

Miftah lashes out at K-P govt for attempting to ‘sabotage’ IMF pact

Miftah was pertaining to the letter written by K- P Finance Minister Jahagra in which he said that it’ll be “ coming to insolvable ” for the parochial government to leave a fat budget if the civil government didn’t resolve the issues of the K- P government.

Pakistan has pledged to the IMF to deliver a primary budget surplus of Rs 153 crore this financial year to meet the program goals of the international financial institutions.

Mifuta accused the PTI-led government of doing politics over issues of national interest at a time when historic floods and heavy rains were ravaging the entire country.

“ All other matters should take a aft seat at this time. but no problem we will deal with it InshaAllah, ” he added.

Miftah also said PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry in a recent statement admitted that the civil government would not be suitable to secure the IMF deal if their governments in Punjab and K- P didn’t cooperate.
“ still, they asked Punjab too to write the similar letter but Punjab secretary refused to do so, ” he claimed.

Miftah said “ power hunger ” PTI could deign to any position as their leader Imran Khan wasn’t in power.
“ You’re writing this letter moment couldn’t stay for 10 further days. You want to destroy this country because Imran Khan is no more in power but we won’t let you burn this country, ” he added.

Jhagra ‘s letter came just three days before the IMF board meeting on August 29( Monday) to authorize the disbursement of$1.18 billion to Pakistan under the Extended Fund Facility( EFF).


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In the letter, the K- P minister while pressing several issues including budget allocation for merged sections as well as ruinous cataracts said without their resolution leaving a fat budget “ will be coming to insolvable ” for the parochial government.

Responding to his statement, Miftah said he’ll hold a meeting with Jaghra on Saturday( moment) and will resolve their issues.
We’ll release finances forex-Fata areas as they’re our sisters The IMF programme will be approved on Monday.

‘Flood of economic crisis’

Meanwhile, the coalition parties in a common statement have come down hard on PTI’s government. In Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa for its sweats to ail the IMF deal and plunge Pakistan into a “ flood tide of profitable extremity ”.

In the wake of unknown flash cataracts across the country. The K- P government it said has refused to apply the terms of the agreement with the IMF while playing dirty politics. In a common statement on Friday, the ruling parties said that K- P Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra s letter. To Finance Minister Miftah Ismail is a “ ploy to plunge Pakistan into a flood tide of profitable extremity ”.


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The coalition – substantially conforming of PML- N, PPP and JUI- F – said it was Imran Khan’s government that inked an agreement with the IMF on strict terms, “ tying the hands and bases of Pakistan’s frugality ”, adding that he( Khan) also himself violated this agreement, suspended the programme and laid mines in the foundations of Pakistan’s frugality by giving subventions so that Pakistan becomes economically void.

The current government was forced to take extremely patient and delicate opinions just to save Pakistan from profitable ruin. “ After four months of nonstop hard work, the value of the rupee and the profitable situation have started to ameliorate. Although Imran Khan’s four times of profitable destruction and affectation, the people are still drowning. ”

PTI is apprehensive that the IMF board meeting is going to be held on August 29 in which the profitable programme with Pakistan is going to be revived. “ Under these circumstances, vicious action has been taken by the Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa government. This move is evidence that the foreign- backed party is committed to the docket of bringing Pakistan to profitable ruin. As ahead, we will baffle this conspiracy and defend Pakistan’s profitable independence. ”

The government’s full focus and precedence at this time is the relief and deliverance of the flood tide victims. Because the relief and recuperation of the flood tide victims should remain the public precedence at this time. The common communiqué further read. “ We’ll not let anyone’s politics intrude with the process of saving the lives of the flood tide victims. And easing the difficulties faced by them. ”