Past govts’ polices caused irreparable economic damage to country: Dr. Firdous
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Saturday alleged that the wrong policies of previous governments of taking huge external loans caused irreparable economic damage to the country.
Talking to journalists during her visit to Shelter Home in Rawalpindi, Dr. Firdous said that the country would be steered out of economic crisis under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
She said the prime minister was taking steps for the relief of the poor and vulnerable segments of the society.
The special assistant said, “Media is most important partner of current government and consultations are being held with media stakeholders to resolve the issues of working journalists.”
She said owner of media houses have been asked to clear the dues of their workers.
Earlier on May 7, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that the present government was seeking an IMF package because of the damage inflicted to the economy over the last ten years.
The minister while winding up debate on an adjournment motion in the Senate said,”Friendly countries including Saudi Arabia, China and the United Arab Emirates have extended the much needed balance of payment support but the gap was so huge that we have to go to the IMF for an economic package.”