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India has reached the moon, while Pak is begging for money from the world: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Sharif made the statements while speaking to a party meeting in Lahore through a video link from London.

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s self-exiled former prime minister, has remarked that his country is begging the world for money while India has reached the moon and hosted the G20 conference, blaming the country’s previous generals and judges for the country’s economic troubles. For many years, Pakistan’s economy has been on a fast slide, putting enormous pressure on the destitute population through unregulated double-digit inflation.

A report by PTI quoted Sharif as saying: “Today Pakistan’s prime minister goes country to country to beg for funds while India has reached the moon and is holding G20 meetings. Why Pakistan couldn’t achieve the feats India did. Who is responsible for this here?” 

Sharif made the statements while speaking to a party meeting in Lahore through a video link from London on Monday evening.

Nawaz Sharif acknowledges economic reforms

As per the reports, India had followed the economic reforms which in Pakistan were initiated by his government in 1990, said the 73-year-old leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. Sharif said, “When Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the prime minister of India, it had only a billion dollars in kitty but now India’s foreign exchange reserves have risen to $600 billion.”

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In July, they starved for funds As part of the $3 billion bailout plan for nine months, Pakistan received $1.2 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help the government’s attempts to stabilize the struggling economy of the nation.

After more than four years of self-imposed exile in the UK, Sharif has said he will return to Pakistan on October 21 to head the PML-N’s general election campaign.

According to a report, Then-army chief Gen. Bajwa assisted Sharif, who was serving a seven-year prison sentence in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case, in leaving the country on medical grounds in November 2019. A protective bail will be obtained for him, according to the PML-N, before he arrives in Lahore the following month. On his return, his party has organized a spectacular welcome.

As quoted in a report by BT, “The man (Nawaz) who rid the country of power load shedding was sent home by four judges,” Sharif said in his speech. “(Former) chief justices Saqib Nisar and Asif Saeed Khosa were tools of [the former army chief and his spy chief]. Their crime is bigger than a murder offence. Giving them pardons will be an injustice to the nation. They don’t deserve pardon,” Sharif added.

2017’s military and judiciary system came under fire from Sharif for removing him from his position as prime minister, which Sharif held them accountable for.

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