September 24, 2023

PTI terms Shabbar Zaidi’s claims “contradictory, baseless”

 Zaidi lost his memory,Hammad Azhar

Islamabad_Shabbar Zaidi, about the economic mismanagement of the PTI government, dismissing it as a “disappointing attempt to create a distorted view of PTI’s economic strategy” and termed it “contrary to the facts.”

Reacting to the recent revelations made by Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) ex-chairman Shabbar Zaidi about the economic mismanagement of the previous PTI-led government, the former ruling party’s leader Hammad Azhar on Saturday said that the former head of the tax collection body has “either lost his memory or trying to appease someone”.

Zaidi, speaking on Geo News programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath’, claimed that the country would have faced economic collapse if the Imran Khan-led government completed its tenure.

“Had this [PTI] government continued, the party would not have even secured 5% votes as the country would have economically collapsed,” he had said.

In a statement on Saturday, Azhar claimed that Zaidi wanted to end tax exemption for the steel industry in the former tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (ex-FATA) and in this regard, he had sought his support.

The former minister also rejected the ex-FBR chairman’s claim that he backed Zaidi’s proposal for his own interest and then prime minister Imran Khan turned it down