Sherry Rehman holds Imran Khan to account for damaging policies, ‘misrule’

Staff Writer

Islamabad: Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman has hit back at former prime minister Imran Khan for accusing PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari of bringing Pakistan to its knees economically.

In a series of tweets, she said that Imran Khan’s policies and ‘misrule’ have created an ‘economic tsunami’ in the country.

Earlier in a tweet, Imran Khan claimed that the Zardari-Sharif “mafia” had bought the country to its knees politically and economically “simply to save their illegally accumulated wealth amassed over 30 years of plundering Pakistan”.

Responding to Imran Khan’s claims, Sherry Rehman said: “No, it is your rampant borrowing, misrule and neo-fascist agenda of violent divides in society that has created this economic tsunami hitting Pakistan like a cresting wave. Your only job has been to protect your own power, and in that service to unbridled narcissism you have sacrificed Pakistan.”

She said that Imran had borrowed “Rs50,000 billion in four years while running a brazenly false narrative of breaking the begging bowl”, adding that in 70 years, no government had ever crossed such red lines, borrowing never more than 24,000 bill.

“So you left Pakistan totally indebted with net payables now amounting to over Rs50,000 billion. No government had ever done that,” she added.