PM Shehbaz Sharif berates PTI for creating 'political upheaval'

It's their desire to push Pakistan into default, but neither it would happen, nor they would let it happen, says PM

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a meeting at the PM Office in Islamabad. —APP/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a meeting at the PM Office in Islamabad. —APP/File

  • Political stability vital for economic prosperity, says PM.
  • Shehbaz Sharif advises PTI not to create upheaval.
  • Their objective is to create political instability, regrets PM.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for creating upheaval in the country and termed political stability a vital condition for economic prosperity and ridding the people of price hike.

“It is required for the sake of loyalty to Pakistan and allegiance, that there must be economic stability,” he said.

In a statement issued today ahead of PTI chief Imran Khan’s expected announcement of the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, the premier said it was the desire of someone that Pakistan might be pushed into default, but neither it would happen, nor they would let it happen.

“The people who had laid land mines in the economic foundations of the country, are out to do the same in the political foundations of the country,” the prime minister in a veiled reference to PTI, said.

The people who had hurt public confidence, were now out to dissolve assemblies, he said, adding their objective was to create political instability.

“Political stability and economic charter can only strengthen Pakistan’s national solidarity,” he opined.

The prime minister vowed that they would rid the public of the problems of food inflation and employment like the way they delivered by removing "a liar and corrupt government" with the power of the constitution.

The political miscreants by spreading anarchy wanted to force the world not to invest in Pakistan, besides hampering the efforts for rehabilitation of the flood-affected people, he added.

He said these political mischief makers were not concerned about the plight of the flood-affected population and the efforts to save them from winter, hunger and diseases, as they were only self-centric and interested in their political interests.

The prime minister said for providing employment to the youth, it was necessary to get rid of "the political unemployed". 

“There is no doubt that economic havoc was brought under an agenda and the political instability is a continuity of that action,” he noted.

The prime minister advised the political opponents to take pity on the condition of the people of Pakistan. To bring the public out of the curse of poverty and unemployment was the real politics, he observed.

He further said that during the past four years of the previous government’s tenure, the people had braced for the economic upheaval and exhorted the PTI leaders not to create hurdles in the economic prosperity of the public.