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Opposition to launch ‘full-fledged’ campaign against rising inflation

Shehbaz, Fazl agree to join anti-government protests. (Source: Geo)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and discussed political situation and rising inflation in the country.

The PML-N announced the development on its official Twitter account. During the conversation, Shehbaz and Fazl criticized the government’s policies and have decided to launch a full-fledged campaign against “the worst inflation in the country’s history”.

The two leaders agreed to join anti-government protests of Opposition parties. Shehbaz told Fazl that leaders need to get out of their homes to “save the nation from inflation, unemployment, and the ongoing economic catastrophe across the country”.

The two leaders, during the phone call, confirmed that to protest against the “historic” inflation and to get rid of ‘selected’ government, there would be demonstrations, rallies, and marches across the country.

Earlier in the day, the PML-N president criticized the PTI-led government, saying that the country already battling inflation, negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have also failed. “After the failure of the talks with the IMF, the government should revert the hike in prices,” he demanded.

Shehbaz Sharif questioned the government’s monetary policy and said, “Despite accepting all the conditions laid down by the monetary fund, talks with the body still failed. What sort of a strategy is this?”

He said that the PTI government’s “three years of blind obedience to the IMF” could reap no benefits because the people continued to suffer the whole while. Shehbaz said that the government “deceived the masses and also tricked the IMF”.

“This government has been seeing to the economic murder of people for the last three years,” he said in the statement, adding that the government should explain why it had to increase the prices of electricity, gas, petrol, flour, and sugar.