ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan’s economy was being held hostage by ego, arrogance and stubbornness.
“Imran Khan Niazi should set aside his ego, arrogance and stubbornness and concentrate on the economy,” Sharif said.
Shehbaz added that he had made an offer to improve the economy since day one. “If time had not been wasted we wouldn’t have been facing such economic devastation.”
The PML-N leader said that more adverse economic situation will be encountered by the nation if further time is wasted.
Asad Umar stepped down as the finance minister of Pakistan ahead of a federal cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Umar took to Twitter to announce that he had decided to leave the federal cabinet after being told by Prime Minister Imran Khan to take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
“As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya Pakistan,” Umar tweeted.