Incumbent Government focussed on getting rid of foreign debt: Hasaan Khawar

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LAHORE : – Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information and Spokesperson Government of the Punjab Hasaan khawar has advised the people to avoid political magicians in the guise of economic doctors, furthering baseless tricks. Hasaan Khawar added that current IMF program in Pakistan is not the first of its kind. From 1958 till today, IMF has given some 22 programs to Pakistan, he educated the Opposition. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has taken difficult decisions to successfully turn around the Titanic of IMF, henceforth rendered irreversible by previous regimes, SACM said. He further stated the government is focusing on self-reliance by pulling the country back from debt. He said that PML-N government departed from government in 2018 with annual revenue at Rs 3800 billion. Today, the revenue of only 6 months of the current fiscal year is Rs 6 thousand billion. Remittances have jumped up from 20 to 30 billion, and foreign exchange reserves are at 22 billion today, as compared to Rs 7 billion in the past. Hasaan Khawar opined that we have successfully reduced the net annual increase in debt from 4.5 billion to 2.5. This is the reality of the economy that the Opposition is turning a blind eye to. He said that these political magicians talk about the poor man but the TT have revealed their true face. With the arrival of elder brother, Shahbaz Sharif’s status in the party will end, he was of the view. He further said that the deep rooted hereditary politics of Bilawal and Maryam, utterly devoid of any democratic essence, is an X-ray of our national politics. Commenting on the effectivity of Health Card initiative, Hasaan Khawar said that the facility of indiscriminate treatment to some 30 million families of Punjab in private hospitals is in line with the ideology of Riyasat-e-Madinah for which Rs 400 billion have been allocated. He said that a network of development projects was being laid in Punjab. Other projects, such as new dams, roads’ network, Health Card, Kisan Card, and Insaf after-school program testify to the fact that the economy is recovering. Answering various questions regarding the Murree tragedy, he said that all the necessary details were being ascertained in the inquiry.k Effective planning is being done for gourist load shedding and relief at Murree while work is also being done on alternate tourist destinations. He said that steps were also being taken to regulate private investment in tourism. In the past, laws in this regard were not regulated or modernized. We are increasing the regulatory capacity of the state. Replying to a question, Hasaan Khawar said that action would be taken against the hotels charging extra and recovery would be made from them.