Pakistan Politics: A war of words broke out on Twitter on Saturday (July 23) between Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan over the issue. The issue of this Twitter war between the two was to sell assets to foreign countries to save Pakistan from default. In a heated debate on Twitter hours after the cabinet approved the ordinance, Khan questioned the credibility of the “imported government” for the sale of national assets, Geo News reported.
Imran Khan said, “How can a government imported through a US conspiracy led by the crime minister be brought to power, whose family and partner (PPP co-chair Asif Ali) Zardari has volumes written on corruption? The sale of national assets can be relied upon (and) that too (through) bypassing all procedural (and) legal investigations.”
Pakistan’s cabinet took this decision
As reported by The Express Tribune, Pakistan’s cabinet ended regulatory checks, including the applicability of six relevant laws, to protect the country from default through emergency sale of state assets in foreign countries. A desperate step to be taken.
Khan accused the opponents of “plundering Pakistan for the past 30 years” and “the current economic slowdown”. He wrote, “These thieves should never be allowed to sell our national assets in the devious manner they are trying to do. The country will never trust him for our national wealth.”
Shahbaz gave this answer on Imran’s allegations
Meanwhile, responding to the tweet of the PTI president, PM Shehbaz Sharif said that he is “suffering from memory loss and needs some reminders,” according to Geo News. He wrote, “First – According to the report of Transparency International, corruption increased during his rule. There was even sale of transfers/postings apart from big scams.” “Second – people are paying the price for how they mismanaged the economy,” he said.
Highlighting the third point, Sharif accused Khan of causing “deep hurt” to the country’s global reputation, status and relations with friendly countries, Geo News reported. He alleged that Imran Khan has a habit of distorting facts.
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