PTI ‘core group’ to come up with roadmap for economic recovery – Pakistan

• Imran suggests short and long term measures to overcome the economic crisis
• PTI to move court against Nawaz-Shehbaz meeting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan on Tuesday announced his intention to draw up a “comprehensive roadmap” to pull the country out of the current economic quagmire.

He also said that Pakistan should take short and long term measures to overcome the economic crisis.

The PTI also decided to take the matter of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s meeting with his brother Nawaz Sharif and PML-N leader Ishaq Dar to court, saying discussing the appointment of the army chief was a violation of the Official Secrets Act and the Prime Minister’s Oath.

Chairing a meeting of the party’s senior leadership and economic team, which was attended by Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry Dr Shireen Mazari, Shaukat Tarin and other leaders, Mr Khan decided to create a “central economic group” headed by Mr. Tarin, composed of members of the PTI economics team, independent economists and market experts.

The group would present a report to the PTI leadership on the current crisis and remedial action plans as well as targeted grant proposals for vulnerable sections.

According to a statement, former Minister Tarin briefed the meeting on a strategy to put the country’s economy on the path to improvement and protect the poor from the worst effects of an economic catastrophe.

It highlighted 17 key economic areas, including taxation, energy, industry, social sector, finance, trade and exports, construction and housing, agriculture, tourism and blue economy, digitalization, public enterprises and privatization, water and climate, sports, education. , health, arts and culture, and science and technology, each led by experts.

“Today most people are facing the worst inflation, high electricity prices and a slow economy,” he noted.

He further said that the PTI will develop a comprehensive roadmap for the recovery of the economy and the rescue of the poor.

Nawaz-Shehbaz-Dar meeting

Separately, chairing a meeting of the party’s legal committee, Mr Khan said the meeting of Prime Minister Sharif, Mr Nawaz and Mr Dar, during which they would have discussed the appointment of the army chief, was a violation of the Official Secrets Act and oath. of the prime minister.

The assembly decided to take the matter to court. He was also informed that PTI workers had allegedly received threatening calls from unidentified numbers, which would also be taken to court.

He also ruled that the alleged in-custody torture case on Dr. Shahbaz Gill would be brought to its logical end.

Meanwhile, party leader Fawad Chaudhry called for “rewriting the political framework” after the “failure” of the current system, and agreeing “rules of the game” to ensure balance in civil-military relations.

Digital platform

Separately, Mr. Khan said that Pakistan must take short and long-term measures to overcome the economic crisis, adding that the country could not progress without exports and that his government was focusing on increasing exports to avoid a recurring balance of payments crisis.

He was talking to attendees of a digital forum.

To a question, he said that it was necessary to reduce the losses of organizations run by the government.

He further said that he wants to attract investment in real estate but as the country is also facing food insecurity, he decided to create projects for Ravi town and Bundal Island.

Posted in Dawn, September 21, 2022

Jennifer C. Burleigh