Dar says Allah responsible for Pakistan’s prosperity, development


ISLAMABAD: Asserting the government was firing on all cylinders to salvage the country’s economy, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday said Pakistan is the only country founded in the name of Islam and Allah Almighty is responsible for its development and prosperity. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Green Line Express Train service in Islamabad, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said that he had full faith that Pakistan would progress because it was created in the name of Islam. If Allah can create Pakistan then He can also protect, develop, and make it prosper, Dar added. The finance minister said, “they are trying their best to improve Pakistan’s condition under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s leadership”.Dar reiterated the incumbent government inherited several problems from the previous government, adding, the government was working day and night. “The team is trying to improve the situation ahead of the elections.” He said the country is still suffering due to the “drama” that started five years ago and insisted that the economy was strengthening during Nawaz’s tenure from 2013-2017. The finance minister added that Pakistan Stock Exchange was the best-performing capital market in South Asia and ranked fifth in the world during Nawaz’s era and the sights of the world institutions were set on it. Dar maintained that today Pakistan was paying the price for the “Panama drama”, the ouster of the PML-N government, and similar issues it faced over the last five years. “Pakistan was on the growth track during Nawaz’s tenure, but it was derailed,” he added. “People can see the destruction the country suffered in the last five years, and they know who has delivered in the past,” Dar added. It is to be noted that despite repeated claims by the finance minister, who replaced Miftah Ismail, to bring the dollar rate under Rs200, the greenback surged to a record high of Rs268.30 in the interbank market.




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