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Tuesday August 16, 2022

PTI obtained 76pc, not 80pc, of total debt, admits Shaukat Tarin

Shaukat Tarin said that loans taken by the PTI government were substantial but the country's economy grew at the same pace

By News Desk
June 12, 2022
Shaukat Tarin, along with Omar Ayub and Muzammil Aslam, addressing a press conference in Islamabad on June 11, 2022. Photo: Screengrab of a geo.tv video.
Shaukat Tarin, along with Omar Ayub and Muzammil Aslam, addressing a press conference in Islamabad on June 11, 2022. Photo: Screengrab of a geo.tv video.

ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin on Saturday accepted that Pakistan’s debt since the country’s inception had increased by 76pc, not 80pc, during the PTI government.

Addressing a press conference, he conceded that loans taken by the PTI government were substantial but the country's economy grew at the same pace. “The government is misleading the people by saying that they faced a difficult economic situation as record growth had taken place during the PTI's tenure. All the numbers are published and public. Please take the country's economy seriously and stop misleading the people. The numbers don't lie," he added.

Comments

    Khizar Usmani commented 2 months ago

    What a big difference, Tareen sb! Don't you still feel ashamed of the 76% loan that PTI govt borrowed? AND, at what shameful terms!!

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