Nawaz vows to arrest inflation if voted to power

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Sunday vowed to arrest the skyrocketing inflation in the country if his party was voted to power in the next general election.

The three-time premier, who along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz held a meeting with a delegation led by party’s UAE President Ghulam Mustafa Mughal in Dubai, claimed to overcome the problems being faced by the people in Pakistan.

The PML-N chief, who went abroad for treatment in 2019 after his platelets plummeted and opted for self-exile, said that the revival of the economy and overcoming inflation would be his prime objective.

“The PML-N would pull the country out of the current economic crisis. It has always brought Pakistan out of its crises and would do so again”, he said.

According to the reports, Sharif will leave for Jeddah from Dubai on July 4 to hold important meetings with various business leaders including representatives of oil companies.

Sharif, 73, was disqualified in 2017 by the Supreme Court of Pakistan from the post of the country’s Prime Minister while in 2018, he was declared ineligible to hold public office for life in Panama papers case verdict.

The former PM has been living in self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom since November 2019.

The Election Act Amendment signed by Acting President Sadiq Sajnarani on June 26, limiting the lifetime disqualification of lawmakers to five years under the Article 62 (1)(f), has paved way for Sharif’s reutrn to the country and active politics.

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