Former finance minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shaukat Tarin has said that the government to renegotiate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for relief in the current scenario of devastating floods.
Tarin also called leaking the audios attributed to him regarding the programme. He said that the purpose of leaking audios was to jeopardize the IMF deal. He questioned who had leaked the audios and who had made them.
He also said that the real problem had arisen if the audios would have been heard by the IMF; further saying that because of provincial surpluses being in form of MoU, the deal could not have been jeopardized.
He said that PTI believed in the well-being of the country recalling that the current opposition that was in opposition at the time of the sixth review had massively been criticized. He also said that in a democracy you have the freedom to voice both agreement and dissent.
He also stated that the common man would see more burden in the upcoming days because the government will increase taxes and it will have a ripple effect; further saying that the reason was that they have accepted IMF’s special conditionalities.
Addressing a press conference, Tarin said that a tough deal has been signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF); adding that even that has not helped the rupee.
He also advised the government to go to Russia and buy discounted oil and give people relief on petrol and gas prices.