In one of the worst statement, Interior Minister predicts Pakistan economy can crash
*NAROWAL:* The country’s economy can crash if the prevailing political instability continues to exist, said Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday.
Speaking to journalists and traders here, Iqbal, who is also the minister for planning and development, said that political instability in the country was being created to hinder Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from gaining victory in the upcoming general elections. “Politics and democracy should be given space in the country as politicians are the advocates of people,” he said, adding that it is because of them that Pakistan has come back on the path of progress, with development projects with billions currently in the pipeline.
The minister said the accumulation of weapons is useless unless the country is economically strong, and stressed the need for an improved economy to battle competition in the region.
Reminiscing the ruling party’s start of tenure, he said the world viewed Pakistan as a dangerous country a few years earlier. “We were given charge of a miserable situation due to the corruption of Pakistan People’s Party-led government in the previous tenure,” he claimed.”Despite inheriting issues pertaining to terrorism and loadshedding, we cultivated a path to development for the country,” he said.
He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had become a reality during the current tenure. “Pakistan is now being termed as a rising economy.”