Pakistan will default if govt does not implement PTI-IMF agreement: Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said that Pakistan would default if the agreement between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and International Monetary Fund was not implemented.

While speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, Maryam said that the former government did not know how to run the economy and when they realized that they could not survive like this, Khan damaged Pakistan.

Maryam also said that the government did not increase the price of petrol of its own will and all of this was because the former government signed the contract with IMF.

The PML-N leader also said that his minister [Sheikh Rasheed] was telling people that Khan laid the landmines for the incumbent government.

She also criticized the former government on the economy and said that they did not know how to run the economy.

“This forced the incumbent government to take such decisions because it is bound by the contracts Khan made,” Maryam said, adding that it was written in the contract Imran Khan signed with IMF in 2019 that the subsidy on petrol will be abolished or the petroleum development levy on petrol will be increased.

She also said that if Pakistan did not follow the contract it could default.

“When Imran Khan realised that his government will not survive any longer, he damaged Pakistan so much that it will take months to recover if not a year,” she said.