ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government inherited an economy on the brink of collapse from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Imran Khan said this during a meeting of PTI leaders that was attended by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry, Faisal Vawda, Iftikhar Durrani, Faisal Javed, Usman Dar, Murad Saeed, Naeemul Haq, Shibli Faraz, and Shaukat Yousafzai.
He said Pakistan was going through difficult economic situation as the previous governments overburdened the country with excessive debts besides damaging the institutions.
“The previous governments turned institutions like Pakistan Steel Mills and PIA into loss-making entities. Pakistan has no dearth of resources but the plunder by previous governments was unprecedented,” he added.
The prime minister said some of the sectors in Pakistan had the capability to bring in the revenue of billions of dollars. The economic issues could be tackled if the government succeeds to curb money laundering and ensure the transaction of remittances through legal means, he added.
Imran Khan expressed the hope the policies of the incumbent government would yield positive results and together with the support of the nation will rid the country of prevailing situation.