Imran Khan’s deadline has no importance: Ishaq Dar

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LONDON: PML-N leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar has termed Imran Khan’s long march as a failure.

In a statement, Ishaq Dar said that overseas Pakistanis have the right to vote. They are bringing a bill for reserved seats for them. Overseas Pakistanis will be represented in the National Assembly and Senate.

Ishaq Dar said that Imran Khan’s long march failed miserably and his deadline has no status.

Last week, former finance minister Ishaq Dar had said that the government will have to pay a subsidy of Rs350 billion on petroleum.

Talking to a local TV, Ishaq Dar said that Khan Sahib had devastated and left. Now it is the duty of all of us to fix it, he said.

He said that instead of increasing the price, Imran Khan reduced the price of petrol and diesel by 10 rupees.

The former finance minister said that the prices of food items have doubled and now the federal budget deficit is going to be Rs5600 billion in the history of the country.

Earlier, Senior PML-N leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar has said that they should renegotiate with the IMF as we cannot take dictation.

We cannot burden the people by increasing petrol price, he added.

Speaking on Geo News program on Sunday, Ishaq Dar said that we cannot increase petrol and diesel prices at once to put burden on the people. We should negotiate with IMF again. The full burden of petroleum product prices should not be placed on the people, he opined.