PML-Q lays out five-point agenda for Pak Govt to resurrect nation's economy

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Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Q has laid out its five-point action plan for the federal government to counter the economic meltdown that the country is currently facing.

The PML-Q recipe includes the provision of immediate relief to the masses, devising an energy strategy, control on law and order in Karachi and Balochistan, elimination of corrupt practices, end to terrorism and revision in the foreign policy.

Briefing the journalists after meeting with the government's economic team, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said the government could implement this plan within days without spending even a single penny from the national kitty.

"Our agenda is purely on technical basis and rising above the party-lines, we have suggested the government a comprehensive strategy to tackle the economic crisis. If the capital flight from the country is plugged and all the money invested or kept in foreign banks is recovered, the country would have no need to seek loans from the IMF or World Bank," The Nation quoted Shujaat, as saying.

He also asked the Federal Bureau of Revenue (CBR) to publish the lists of the politicians and their family members, who had got their loans written off.

Meanwhile, PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed warned the ruling party of a Tunis-like public rebellion if the matters were not redressed immediately.

"If corrective steps are not taken immediately, the Tunis Model could be implemented in Pakistan. The people are sick of these corrupt rulers and any minor incident can trigger Tunis-like rebellion,' he asserted.

He said that his party had asked the government to devise an "effective and doable" price control policy to provide immediate relief to the people. On law and order and internal security, Mushahid urged the government to undertake efforts to stop target killings in Karachi and Balochistan without any political or other considerations.

"Peace in Karachi and Quetta is indispensable for national economy and the country's stability and kidnapping for ransom by organized criminal gangs in Sindh has created fear and insecurity among the business community, and immediate steps are required to end this," he said.

"There is a need of 'healing touch' in Balochistan to restore peace and win confidence of the Baloch people. If the government does not act immediately in this direction, I fear the future of the incumbent rulers is bleak," the PML-Q leader added. (ANI)

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