ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar has termed the arrests of political opponents in Pakistan “highly destructive for the country’s socio-economic development”.
Suppression of opponents by present government sends a negative message to foreign investors, he said while condemning the arrest of former prime minister Shahid Khan Abbasi and other leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
In a statement released from London, he blamed the present government for using state machinery against the political opponents.
He contended that Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government have crossed all limits in suppressing his opponents. “It was highly deplorable that even the declared property of Shahbaz Sharif was being ceased in Pakistan,” he added.