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Rulers will once again go into self-exile, claims PTI Chief Imran Khan


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LAHORE:– Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday claimed that the rulers will once again go into self-imposed exile.

Addressing long march participants in Jehlum, Khushab, Peshawar and Chakdara through video link, he said that the debt default risk has reached 80 percent today which means Pakistan couldn’t be able to pay its installments.

He said the country’s imports have declined drastically, while the income of the country is declining and the debts are increasing and to pay debt installments, the rulers will have to take more loans from other countries.

Before Speaking to a delegation of journalists at his residence in Zaman Park, the PTI chief said that there were differences with the establishment for not removing Usman Buzdar from the post of the Punjab chief minister, adding that the establishment and the government were on the same page on the matters of foreign policy. The PTI chief said that the differences occured after his [return] from Russia.

Talking about an assassination attempt on him in Wazirabad, Imran Khan stated that he was certain he was shot by a sniper, adding that there were multiple assailants. The former prime minister further said that the JIT has started an investigation into the matter, adding that Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi is not responsible for the non-filing of an FIR.

Giving his take on the country’s economy, Imran said that the fear of Pakistan’s default increases because the economy cannot be put on the right track due to political instability, but the only entity- on which Pakistan’s economy is heavily dependent is the Overseas Pakistanis.

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