PPP demands to bring deal with IMF before parliament

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday demanded government to present the details of the government’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the parliament.

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that the deal with the international financial body should not be kept hidden and the conditions behind the agreement should be revealed.

“The deal means this time the budget will be from the IMF headquarters,” remarked the senior PPP leader.

The opposition leader in the Senate said that the government went to the IMF after taking 100 u-turns and the country’s economy is being put at peril through this agreement.

“The people should brace themselves for a Tsunami of inflation,” said Sherry Rehman.

The government should address the reservations regarding this agreement and ensure transparency, said the veteran politician.

Former Senate chairman Nayyar Bokhari said ‘Selected’ prime minister’s meetings with the IMF and loan agreement details should be disclosed to the nation”.

The premier had met with IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Dubai on the sidelines of the World Government Summit, hosted by the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

The PPP leader said that the PM’s meeting with the IMF is a “depiction of another inconsistency in his words and actions and yet another U-turn”.

“Imran Khan’s speech at the World Summit is synonymous to dishonouring the country,” Bokhari said, adding that dropping the inflation bomb on the common man is an implementation of IMF’s condition.

“Pakistanis are playing a key role in the nation’s progress and prosperity.”