Imran Khan Minar-e-Pakistan Rally: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, made comments praising India during a public meeting while attacking the Shehbaz Sharif-led government over rising prices. Imran highlighted that while India’s inflation rate is at 6%, in Pakistan it has soared to 31%, leaving many people struggling to afford basic necessities like flour and pulses. Speaking at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan rally, Imran said, “Our country is standing on the verge of ruin. There is a need to boost the economy. We do not have enough dollars. When exports increase, the flow of dollars will also increase.”
During the rally, Imran presented his party’s roadmap for improving governance and increasing exports, claiming that his vision would pave the way for the country’s economic prosperity. Despite warnings from the Punjab government, the PTI rally at Minar-e-Pakistan was held as planned. Imran had previously called for the rally, claiming that it would be his biggest ever and would break all records.
Imran stressed the need for tough decisions to be made in Pakistan to improve governance and increase exports. The country’s tax collection system needs complete reform, and increasing exports will lead to an increase in the flow of dollars into the country. Imran called for a “surgery” to put Pakistan’s house in order and suggested encouraging foreign Pakistanis to invest while proposing VIP status for exporters.