Comparing Tareen with Nawaz, ridiculous: Andleeb Abbas

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas said Pakistan would have to return loan of 37 billion dollars as the previous governments depended solely on foreign loans.

PMLN and PPP had thrown the country in the ditch of economic crisis to indebted it, adding Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf would not follow the traditional precedent of corrupted governments, she said.

“I admit that inflation is rising in the incumbent government but the reason is “hike of petroleum price” in the international market, adding yet the government decided to increase minimum price of petrol to facilitate the masses,” she said.

She said it was not mentioned in the law of Pakistan that a prime minister could not call an expert or adviser to educate the upcoming members in any field, adding she did not see anything wrong in inviting Jahangir Tareen for advising farmers in agro-field as he had sufficient experience in the relevant field.

She said it was ridiculous to compare an industrialist Jahangir Tareen with the convicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the whole family ruled and looted the country.