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Govt 5-yr performance disappointing:PEW

Islamabad: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday said five-year performance of the government is far from satisfactory.

Government’s term remained marked with controversies and failures which contributed towards a weak federation, it said.

Rulers resorted to every tactic to prolong rule, national resources were plundered and national interests were compromised, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that country witnessed a surge in terrorism, inflation and uncertainty during the incumbent democratic government.

A prime minister was sent packing to defend the corruption of a politician which was a stain on the performance of the government, he added.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that government has on its credit the clash of institutions, conspiracies against army and spy agencies and efforts to malign judiciary.

He said that number of drone attacks multiplied during last five years but the influence of foreign powers, number of foreign intelligence operators and gulf between federation and Balochistan was increased.

Indian influence was increased to an extent that it was allowed to silently complete two more mega projects on River Indus, Kalabagh dam was buried, Ba
sha dam was stopped, circular debt became a threat and there was almost no progress on Thar coal.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that energy crisis took tool on masses and businesses leaving millions jobless, flight of capital, brain drain and shifting of industrial units attained new heights while rupee dwindled.

Situation in Karachi became uncontrollable while many institutions like PIA, Steel Mills, and Railways etc. broke all records of losses.

He said that credit of continuity of the democratic system goes to judiciary, army, media, civil society and friendly opposition.

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