Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has held former prime minister Imran Khan responsible for the plunge of the Pakistani rupee saying that he brought Pakistan on the precipice of economic disaster.
Marriyum Aurangzeb was responding to a tweet by the former information minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry.
In his tweet, Chaudhry said that the entire “so-called government” had gone to London while the rupee was in freefall. He said that there was no government in the country adding that water was not available in Punjab and Kharif crops had been destroyed.
پوری نام نہاد حکومت لندن بیٹھی ہے یہاں روپیہ 193 روپے فی ڈالر پر چلا گیا ہے ملک میں کوئ حکومت نہیں پنجاب میں پانی میسر نہیں خریف کی فصلیں تباہ ہو رہی ہیں یہ مذاق بند کریں عبوری حکومت بنائیں اور انتخابات کرائیں #الیکشن_کراو_ملک_بچاو https://t.co/SZtvLPhnVt
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 13, 2022
In response, the information minister said that Imran Khan was responsible for striking a deal with the International Monetary Fund. She said that poor people of the country were forced to bear the brunt of the deal which had skyrocketed inflation. She said that putting the economy and public interest at stake was equivalent to committing treason.
Aurangzeb said that Imran Khan was responsible for the persistent depreciation of the Pakistani rupee. She also slammed the former prime minister for political instability gripping the country. She called on Imran Khan to answer the people on inflation which his government had let loose in the country.