PM Shehbaz says Imran derailed his own IMF deal

Imran’s objective is to wreak havoc and turmoil on country's streets which would result in instability, PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan of derailing his own IMF [International Monetary Fund] scheme.

The PTI-led government inked a $6.5 billion loan arrangement with the Washington-based lender, but it broke numerous of its commitments to get the money—the most significant of which was the significant gasoline subsidy Khan provided when his government was on the verge of being overthrown.

The Prime Minister said that given the difficulties the objective of Imran Khan included wreaking havoc and turmoil on the country’s streets, which would eventually result in “instability. He scolded PTI Chairman for impeding Pakistan’s path to stability and said that he did not want the poor to experience respite from inflation and economic challenges.

Khan was then chastised by the prime minister for running away from the courts. He referred to Khan’s evading justice as the “height of cowardice” and said, “First, he ran away from the IMF project and now he is evading judges.”

PM Shehbaz said that Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), endured one of the “worst retaliations” of the NAB-Niazi alliance.