- PML-N wants Nawaz Sharif to come back and lead the country: Ishaq Dar.
- Nawaz says that Nawaz will return after the completion of the treatment.
- “He [Nawaz] The only politician left is according to our analysis.”
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will be the party’s candidate for the post of prime minister if he returns to the country and contests the upcoming general elections.
,[Prime Minister] Mian Shahbaz Sharif and we all want him to return and lead the country as according to our analysis he is the only politician,” the financial emperor said while speaking. Geo News’ program’ Today with Shahzeb Khanzada on Monday.
Dar said that Nawaz, who has been living in London since November 2019 on medical grounds, will return to his country after the completion of his medical treatment.
“When the party asks him, he will return to the country. His treatment is pending. He will visit the United Kingdom in the next two or three days and there is a possibility that he may also visit Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.
He further said that there is no legal bar for the three-time prime minister – who was disqualified for life in 2017 and later convicted in corruption cases – to run in the election as Parliament recently passed a Has passed an amended election law that limits the disqualification period of a public office holder. Maximum five years.
His statement came a day after Nawaz vowed to bring down inflation in the country if voted to power in the upcoming general elections.
The former Prime Minister said this while interacting with various PML-N delegations from different Gulf countries in Dubai, according to official news. radio pakistan,
Nawaz said that the ruling PML-N would solve all the problems and difficulties of the people.
The incumbent prime minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz arrived in the United Arab Emirates on 24 June, where they held important meetings with top leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), including Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
electricity rates will increase
During the TV show, the finance minister also confirmed that the electricity base charge could be “impacted” by Rs 3.5 to Rs 4 following the agreement on a $3 billion stand-by agreement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Is.
He said, any hike in power tariffs would be calculated by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).
Pakistan will have to notify a 45-50 per cent hike in gas sales price and Rs 3.50 to Rs 4 per unit increase in electricity base duty for the fiscal year 2023-24 before the IMF Executive Board meeting on July 12. A senior official of the Ministry of Power told news,
The hike in energy prices would pave the way for a $3 billion program under the Staff-Level Agreed Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) with the IMF, the official said.
Dar also predicted that inflation would come down and the rupee would strengthen against the US dollar in the coming days.
Speaking about the external financing gap, the financial king said that Pakistan would receive $2 billion from Saudi Arabia and $1 billion from the United Arab Emirates as part of its financial commitments to secure the IMF package.