Shehbaz says IMF scrutinising every book, subsidy; hails national unity on Kashmir cause
MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the nation and political leadership of the country to make efforts to make Pakistan economically and politically stable in order to free Kashmir from the Indian yoke.
Addressing a special session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJKL) on the occasion of the Kashmir Solidarity Day, the prime minister said the country’s economic challenges were enormous and called for shunning all political differences in the national interest.
“We will have to become an economic power for the freedom of Kashmiris,” the prime minister told the AJK lawmakers. “As Pakistanis, we must shun political differences and work together to secure the legitimate rights of the Kashmiri people,” he added.
The prime minister said that Pakistan’s financial challenges were serious. Referring to the ongoing review of the national economy by a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation, Shehbaz said that the lender was looking into every subsidy.
“The IMF is looking into each book of the ministries of finance and commerce,” Prime Minister Shehbaz said. “Everyone will have to come together to deal with the difficult situation. If Kashmiris are to achieve freedom, Pakistan will have to become an economic power.”