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Pakistan will default if doesn’t enter IMF programme, warns Imran Khan

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Lashing out at the coalition government’s economic policies. former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has warned that the country will default if it does not enter into a programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

It is pertinent to mention here that Imran Khan, before coming into power in 2018, had been a severe critic of approaching the IMF and other countries for loans. In November 2015, he said: “I will prefer death over a begging bowl!” Addressing PTI workers and supports via video link on Sunday, Khan said: “We have no other option but to enter the IMF programme.” He was flanked by former special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) on poverty alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar. 

Hitting hard the PML-N-led government’s economic policies, the deposed premier said over 0.75 million Pakistanis have left the county during the past seven months. “Industries are closing down due to the ongoing economic crisis.” Inflation will further swell in days to come, he warned.

The PTI chief also urged the people not to leave the country in a difficult time, adding that nations fight together in hard times.

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