Rana Sanaullah holds IMF responsible for country's economic crisis

Rana Sanaullah holds IMF responsible for country's economic crisis


Rana Sanaullah holds IMF responsible for country’s economic crisis

FAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah on Saturday held the International Monetary Fund (IMF) responsible for economic crisis as the international lender is pressuring the government to increase fuel prices and withdraw subsidies.

Addressing a ceremony in Faisalabad on Saturday, he said that the country is passing through difficult phase right now and the inflation in the country is due to the IMF.

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The minister said that the international lender has tied the loan with the implementation of conditions laid down by it, adding that the prices of commodities will skyrocket if government implement the agreement and with the increase in fuel prices, the inflation will also increase.

“People are making up different stories regarding the IMF agreement, on the other hand, a shameless person wants the country to default,” he added.

He said that some elements were intentionally creating uncertainty for their ulterior political motives. Their propaganda was practically double-edged sword as they wanted to create problems for the sitting government in addition to pushing Pakistan towards bankruptcy.

"However, PM Shehbaz Sharif along with his economic team is making sincere efforts to overcome this situation and hopefully the people will hear a good news very soon near future", he added.

He said that during the period of Nawaz Sharif, the growth rate was as high as 6.2 per cent. Dollar was stable at Rs105. Similarly the prices of electricity and gas were stable and affordable for the common people.

He said that at that time the global economic analysts were optimistic that Pakistan was progressing satisfactorily but an incompetent person was clamped on Pakistan who reversed the economic gains of the PMLN government.

The minister said that the only objective of this incompetent person was to malign the opposition and he was fully involved in political engineering. During his tenure, false and unfounded cases were instituted against his political opponents but not even a single case was proved in the court of law.

Without naming Imran Khan, the minister termed him as an absolute liar and said, "He was blaming that I have murdered 20 people. He was enjoying full powers in federal and provincial governments. He was in a position to prove myself guilty of these allegations but he used it just as a tool of political maligning and hence he was forced to get registered yet another false heroin case against me".

"This person is hoodwinking the masses especially the youth. He is promoting culture of abusive language, hate and obscenity. The people must reject him with their vote power as the country may face any mishap if he usurped the power again through illegal means", the minister added.

Rana Sanaullah said that Wazirabad attach was a personal deed of a person who was apprehended then and there and he also confessed the crime but PTI was making false propaganda of three culprits only to keep this case alive for their political maneuvering.

He said that a NADRA Center had been established in Painsara while he was trying to setup other centers in Aminpur Bungalow and Ramdewali Sargodha Road besides increasing 3-4 times capacity of Main Centre Faisalabad to facilitate the people.

Family of martyred cop Adeel gets Rs10m cheque

Earlier, Rana Sanaullah Khan handed over a cheque amounting to Rs10 million as compensation to the family of Police Head Constable Syed Adeel Hussain, who sacrificed his life in the line of duty by intercepting a suicide bomber in the Federal Capital’s I-10/4 Sector on December 23.

“Besides, the government will provide a housing unit to the family of its own choice, worth Rs 12.5 million, a full pension coupled with allowances to the martyr’s widow and bear educational expenses of the children, under the Prime Minister’s package,” the minister said.

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He said that the incumbent government had fully acknowledged the services and sacrifices of Islamabad Police, which was evident from the fact that it had paid arrears amounting to Rs 1.22 billion in ‘one go’ to the heirs/families of the martyrs, pending for many years.

In addition, the minister said that the government had brought salaries, allowances and other facilities of the Islamabad Police personnel at par with the Punjab Police so that they could perform their duties in a more conducive environment with professional dedication.

“Now the Islamabad Police are performing their duties in a more professional way than ever. The timely and effective action of police officials did avert the Federal Capital from an eventual disaster on December 23.”

Rana Sanaullah said that he had issued directives that a Superintendent of Police (SP) would hold a weekly sitting with the heirs of martyrs to solve their problems on priority.

He said it was unfortunate that some elements wanted to fan terror in society by spreading fake security-related threats like the attack on the Parliament House through media. Such accused had been apprehended and were being investigated.

“Details of the investigation will be shared with the media after its completion in due course of time.”

The minister said that Shehbaz Sharif, as Punjab’s chief minister, had initiated the process to set up the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in the province, which had been proven effective in controlling terror incidents in the country.

While condemning the recent attack on CTD officers in Khanewal, the minister said martyr Naveed Sadiq Sial had completed several daunting tasks during his duty. “All the personnel of law enforcement agencies are playing their role in foiling terrorist attacks and their sacrifices for the motherland will not go in vain,” he added.

Rana Sanaullah said that it was decided in the National Security Council (NSC) meeting that there would be zero tolerance against the terrorists who wanted to destabilize the country.