‘Ending subsidies on electricity, gas a drone attack on masses’

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch, has termed Financial Advisor Hafeez Sheikh’s statement regarding ending subsidies on electricity and gas, and levy of more taxes, as a drone attack on the masses.

In a statement here, he said that Hafeez Sheikh was more of an Advisor to the IMF than the Prime Minister as he had thrown to the winds Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assurances for the grant of facilities to the nation.

Liaqat Baloch said that the Prime Minister had been assuring the masses of good days ahead and giving different time periods in this regard. He said the PTI government was about to complete its one year in office but the Financial Advisor’s announcement of ending subsidies and denying any facilities had proved that the PTI government had totally failed economically and had surrendered to the IMF. The JI acting chief further said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had presented a very weak stance on Kashmir at the OIC moot.