Islamabad: Pakistan’s Finance Minister Isaac Dar, who is going through a deep economic crisis, said on Friday that Allah is responsible for the prosperity and development of this only country created in the name of Islam.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Green Line train service here, Dar said he was confident of Pakistan’s progress.
He said, “The reason for my belief is that Pakistan was formed in the name of Islam. If Allah can make Pakistan, He can also make it rich with its progress and development.”
The Finance Minister said that the Shahbaz Sharif-led government is trying its best to improve the situation in Pakistan. “Our team is trying to rectify the situation before the elections,” he said.
Holding Pakistan’s present plight responsible for the ‘drama’ that started five years ago, he said that the people here are still suffering. He said before this drama, Pakistan’s economy was in good condition during Nawaz Sharif’s tenure during 2013-17.
Dar said, “Pakistan was on the path of progress under Nawaz’s rule but it was derailed. People can see the devastation the country has faced in the last five years.”
In the absence of foreign exchange, Pakistan is left with no currency to pay even for the purchase of essential commodities. To deal with this problem, he is looking for an economic package from several institutions including the International Monetary Fund.