In a Tweet, Hassan quoted Zubair as saying, “As a result of attempts to manipulate GDP growth, and my refusal, I was asked to tender my resignation on last Friday. Today, I have rendered my resignation. I am looking forward to chill at home and enjoy my post retirement life.”
Former Finance Minister Senator Shaukat Tarin took to Twitter and asked the incumbent government why they were bent on ruining the institutions. “The facts cannot be suppressed,” he said.
My hunch was correct, Dr Zubair has resigned. Why do we try to destroy institutions. Facts cannot be suppressed. pic.twitter.com/FHtAp1chvX
— Shaukat Tarin (@shaukat_tarin) May 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Shahbaz Gill also tweeted, saying that PML-N’s Ishaq Dar was previously caught red-handed while changing data on GDP and later termed it a typo error. “They have once again resorted to same tactics,” he said.
چور چوری سے جائے ہیرا پھیری سے نہ جائے
لیکن یہ چور ایسے ہیں کہ
نہ چوری سے جائیں نہ ہیرا پھیری سے
پہلے اسحاق ڈار رنگے ہاتھوں پکڑا گیا تھا جی ڈی پی کے فگرز میں دو نمبری کرتے ہوئے اور ٹائپو ایرر کہہ کر جان چھڑائی
وہی طریقہ وہی واردات ایک بار پھر شروع#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور pic.twitter.com/1vnQAFgj57
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) May 18, 2022
“The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government has tried to downplay GDP growth for the fiscal year 2021-22 by pressurizing the department of statistics,” ARY News reported.
“The Shehbaz Shareef-led PML-N government reportedly pressurized the Statistics department and forced them to show the GDP growth from 4.5% to 5.5%.”
ARY News cited sources saying, “the PML-N government does not want the Statistics department to show a higher growth rate as its credit would go to the PTI government directly. It noted that industrial production went up by 10.4% from July to March.”