Pakistan | Imran Khan targets the government for ending the rule of law, destroying the economy

File Photo Islamabad. Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan on Monday accused the PML-N-led coalition government of subverting the rule of law and destroying the economy under the watch of a powerful establishment. Khan said that instead of focusing on the real issues facing the country, his party’s affairs were being raised. Khan tweeted, “This fascist government, ignoring the rule of law, is determined to pursue a single-point agenda of crushing Tehreek-e-Insaf, leaving behind even General Musharraf’s martial law.” He said that Pakistan’s economy affected by the economic crisis is going into the abyss. Khan said the dollar rate in the open market is Rs 315, while for those who do not have identity cards, it is getting Rs 320 to Rs 325 and there is a difference of Rs 30 per dollar between the government and open market rates. “This dollarization of the economy means no local or foreign investment in the country, resulting in lower GDP and worse, hyperinflation,” he said. Attacking his rivals, Khan said the leaders of the coalition government have billions of dollars. “The question is, how is the Pakistani establishment allowing the country to slide into a complete economic recession?” he said. The statement comes amid a war of words between the government and Khan over the alleged misbehavior with women supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Several workers and leaders of Khan’s party have been jailed since he was arrested in the wake of violent protests in the country on May 9. Khan is under pressure to keep his party united as several leaders have left the party following a crackdown launched to arrest those involved in attacks on military installations. The former prime minister’s statement is an attempt to convey to his supporters that Khan is still relevant and can steer the country out of trouble. (agency)

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