As long as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government is in power, the country’s economy will continue to sink deeper quagmire, said Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
He was speaking after appearing before an accountability court in Lahore on Monday. Shehbaz and his son Hamza appeared before the court in a money laundering, Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiana Housing Scheme references.
As long as the PTI government is in power, the economy would not improve, Shehbaz said.
He said despite inflation, the IMF called for imposing new taxes. Medicines have gone out of the reach of the people.
He endorsed the opposition alliance PDM’s decision to launch nationwide protests against inflation.
CASE HEARING: Justice Sajid Ali heard the Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiana Iqbal references while the money laundering references was in the court of Justice Naseem Ahmed.
During the hearing, Shehbaz Sharif came to the rostrum and said that said that he has to go to Islamabad to attend the National Assembly session today.
The court granted his request and remarked that let the issue be discussed at the next hearing.
Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer said under the new NAB Ordinance, video recording will also be made at the time of witness statement. NAB’s lawyer disagreed and said there was no such restriction in the NAB Ordinance. Evidence can be given anyway.
The court remarked that it will look into it at the next hearing and adjourned the case till next month (November 5).