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Government on the retreat

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15.03.2019

The PTI government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, seems on the retreat on multiple fronts, whether economic or political.

The PTI government repeatedly said that it would not give special treatment to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as he has been convicted on corruption charges. But in the last few days, the government seems to be on the back foot and retreating from its early stance. Former PTI secretary general and close political aide of PM Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen has said that the government can consider sending Nawaz Sharif abroad for medical treatment if required. The government looks under pressure on this issue. To many, it seems that Nawaz Sharif may soon be on his way to get medical treatment where he wants.

The PTI had assured the people of this country that it would not take loans like the PML-N and PPP governments had. When the PTI was in opposition, it saw these loans as a curse. But in the first seven months of its government, loans seem to have become a blessing. It is adding loans at a much faster pace compared to any previous government in the recent past. (Former finance minister Miftah Ismail wrote a brilliant piece on this issue two day back on these pages. A real treat and a must read if one missed it).

We were told that the PTI government would introduce reforms in its first 100 days. When it came to power, the PTI government formed different task forces and committees to suggest measures, reforms and policies to bring........

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