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January 12, 2016

Imran Khan issues white paper over federal govt’s performance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan on Tuesday issued a white paper over the performance of the federal government, claiming the dealt a big blow to the country’s economy by taking loans amounting to Rs4700 billion.

Addressing a news conference along with Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Pervez Khattak, members of National Assembly Asad Umar, and Jahangir Khan Tareen, he urged the government to take along all political parties in execution of the multi billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

He said the CPEC project must be executed as it would be beneficial for the whole country.

Imran Khan criticized the government’s economic polices claiming that in its tenure the country’s exports, foreign and local investment, and tax collection ratio had decreased.

The PTI chief claimed there was an increase in foreign debt, inflation and unemployment.

He urged the government to invest in public welfare projects as it would eliminate poverty from the country.

He asked for allocating more funds for health and education sectors.

Imran Khan also urged all the political leadership to declare their assets, adding that details of all assets of PTI’s core committee members were available at its official website.

Answering a question, he said PTI leadership was ready to hold a public debate with PML-N at television channels regarding the country s current economic situation and prove its claims.

He said the economic situation could not be changed without bringing reforms in Federal Board of Revenue.

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