Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday asked his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokespersons to inform the masses that there is no inflation in the country, as he expressed satisfaction over the economic team’s performance, reports The News.
“We had inherited a ruined economy,” he said while hinting at the Opposition while chairing a meeting of the government and party spokespersons to discuss the national economy.
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin briefed the meeting. He assured that inflation has come down in December as compared to November and next month inflation will come down further as global commodity prices are declining.
The premier directed that the statistics of the economy should be made public and asked his party to inform the people about the reduction in inflation next month.
He told his party members that their prime minister was “their brand”, as he advised them to not let the Opposition dominate the political environment.
“Your leader is not like those of the Opposition. The Opposition defends its dacoit, thief, and corrupt leaders,” he added.
Despite the reassurances the inflation is growing at an alarming rate as earlier this month, the government increased the prices of petroleum products by Rs4 per litre.
Last week, through the mini-budget 17 percent Good and Service Tax (GST) has been imposed on mobiles and multiple imported food items.