Shaukat Tarin to head PTI’s core team to prepare economic roadmap: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday formed party’s Core Economic Group headed by former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin and tasked it to prepare a comprehensive roadmap to steer the country out of the prevailing economic mess.

A high level meeting was held here with Imran Khan in the chair. PTI Central Secretary General Asad Umar, Central Senior Vice Presidents Fawad Chaudhry, Dr. Shireen Mazari and former finance minister Shaukat Tarin among others attended the meeting.

The meeting also discussed the country’s political situation and deteriorating economic situation were discussed threadbare.

The core economic group would present the report to PTI leadership on economic cost of regime change, currently crisis point and remedial action plans along targeted subsidy for vulnerable sections.

Shaukat Tareen briefed the meeting on the strategy to put the country’s economy on the path of improvement and to protect the poor from the worst effects of economic disaster.

He highlighted 17 key economic areas that included Fiscal, Energy, Industry, Social sector, Financial sector, commerce & Exports, construction & housing, Agriculture, Tourism & Blue economy, Digitalisation, SoEs & Privatisation, water & climate, sports, education, health, Arts & Culture, and Science & Technology. Each area would be headed by experts of concern area and aided by specialised team.

It was informed that overall, the economic situation was very bleak due to ill economic policies of the current government. Experts have pointed out grave concerns related to hyper-inflation, economic contraction, exchange rates, supply-chain management and badly conceived IMF conditionalities, resulted into miseries of common man.

Imran Khan stated that a well-performing and booming economy was destroyed by imposing incompetent on the nation through foreign conspiracy.

PTI Chairman said that a group of inapt was imposed sans any preparation, who not only ruined the economy but created political instability in the country.

He said that Pakistan’s economy was stabilized due to hard work of three and a half-year but all the hard-gained of PTI government was wasted in weeks by these incompetent rulers.

“Today, most of the people are facing worst inflation, high electricity prices and slow economy,” he added.

He said that PTI would devise a complete road map for the recovery of the economy and to save the poor of the country. PTI Chairman reiterated that the only way to get the country out of the quagmire of economic disaster was transparent and snap elections.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]
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