Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that difficult decisions are to be taken for putting the economy back on track, but the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is not ready to solely bear the brunt of the whole situation.
Talking to a news channel on Saturday night, he said that the PML-N has the ability to revive the economy, ruined by an incompetent gang, but there is a cost for it, and the PML-N is ready to pay its part of the cost. “But it is not ready to take responsibility of everything,” he added.
Sanaullah said that all other allies must come clear and show how much burden they were ready to shoulder for reviving the economy.
On the question of subsidy, the minister said the PML-N has not yet taken any decision and how can the party solely take such a decision in this regard. “It is a coalition government, and the decision will be taken with consensus on withdrawal of subsidy,” he continued.
“It is our decision that subsidy cannot be abolished and if it is abolished, inflation will increase and there is no doubt that it will cost heavily on our political standing.”
He said the incompetent coterie of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) plundered the country and threw it into ‘darkness’ as corruption during their tenure surged to new heights.
He vowed to put the country back on track and said that with the help of allied parties, the current economic situation would improve.
Commenting as to when the elections would take place and about the PML-N election strategy, the minister maintained that his party was not afraid of going into elections.
When pressed about his party plans to contest joint elections with allied parties or if they would field their own candidates, the minister replied no such decision has been made by the party leadership and the PML-N has its manifesto.