Pakistan

Imran Khan allegedly lied about the country’s default risk, Finance minister Ishaq Dar

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Friday said Imran Khan was “following the agenda to drag the country towards economic chaos along with political chaos”.

Talking to a private news channel, the finance minister said that Imran allegedly lied about the country’s default risk by stating that the chances were 90%, while the minister added the risk was just 10% as per Bloomberg.

The minister said that the PTI should have retracted from their earlier statements about the default, but the latter “tried to influence the market to damage the country”.

“Political leaderships should not compromise national interest for sake of politics,” he added.

The minister held that “spreading lies” through social media had been the “doctrine of the necessity” for Imran’s politics to survive, adding that Imran Khan should avoid giving “frivolous statements on the economy”.

“Unfortunately, Imran Khan completely made the economy in a tailspin during his four-year rule,” the minister said.

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