Army chief has right to comment on economy: Khursheed Shah  

Army chief has right to comment on economy: Khursheed Shah  

Rohri (Staff Report): National Assembly’s opposition leader and Pakistan People Party (PPP) member Khursheed Shah said that everyone, from a common man to the army chief, has the right to comment on economy,


According to details, while speaking to media in Rohri, Khursheed Shah took an opposite position to the Interior Minister's statement that the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) should refrain from commenting on the country's economy.

Shah commented that first government has to understand that there is nothing wrong with the army chief commenting on the state of the economy since he was the “commander-in-chief” of the army. A weakened economy means a weakened army, he said.

Opposition leader said, confrontation among state institutions is dangerous for the state because some rival elements take advantage of our weaknesses.  

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) should refrain from passing comments on the country's economy.

On Friday, interior minister passed a statement saying that irresponsible remarks can affect the international standing of Pakistan.

Earlier, in a talk show on a private TV channel on Thursday, the DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor stressed that there is a need to sit together and discuss the country's economy.

He was discussing the recent report of World Bank, 'South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2017', that revealed, macroeconomic uncertainties are increasing due to which the balance of payments is disrupted.