Saturday August 27, 2022

Miftah Accuses PTI of Jeopardising IMF Deal

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has lashed out at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra for jeopardising the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) programme ahead of its Executive Board meeting scheduled for Monday (August 29).

Addressing a press conference flanked by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Coordinator to PM on Economy and Energy Bilal Kayani, Miftah criticised the PTI leaders for putting the country at stake when it is already reeling from the devastations caused by flash floods and relentless rains — which have affected more than 30 million people.

“The country is submerged with floods and you [KP government] are writing a letter regarding the IMF programme,” he said, lamenting that if PTI chief Imran Khan doesn’t come into power are then will the KP government “destroy the country?”

Earlier, a letter written by Jhagra surfaced that showed him informing the finance minister of the provincial government’s decision to withdraw from its commitment of providing provincial surplus for this fiscal year.

In a letter to Miftah, Jhagra said that the provincial government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the “greater national interest.”

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