The last year has been the worst year in the 62 year economic history of Pakistan, thanks to the IMF "throat strangling" policies and American war contract, while 38 year worst record has been shattered in respect of economic growth rate.
As per government admission, 35 billion dollar (Rs 2800 billion) of the people’s money has been thrown into this foreign war, which is equal to the total foreign debt we had a year ago. In the current year budget the government has imposed further 5% "American war tax" and increased the defense budget by 15% to economically plan for the expansion of this American war in the Pakistani land. Has not the nation already paid enough in the shape of the killing of thousand of innocent citizens, 2000 army soldiers and officers and loss of 35 billion dollars? The first year of democracy has broken all the records of dictatorship!!!
Under the patronage of the IMF the government is planning to destroy the economy of Pakistan. 134 billion rupees new carbon tax on petroleum products and CNG, withdrawing 100% subsidy from electricity by September, imposing GST on all aspects of economy irrespectively and creating security issues to strangulate the industry and trade in Pakistan is a clear recipe of the meltdown of Pakistan economy. Similarly the 50 billion dollar foreign loans and the interest payment of as much as 646 billion rupees, this year are going to eat up the resources of Pakistan. This capitalist system and agent rulers are the real cancer of Pakistan, who are sucking us like the parasites. Above this the American war contract is fast converting us into a battle field. The time has come for getting rid of these rulers and this system to establish Khilafah that will immediately abandon this American war and cut the American supply lines, forcing them to flee from this region on empty stomachs. Khilafah will use the resources of Pakistan for the betterment of its citizens, instead of fighting the American war. Only the Khilafah will present a people friendly budget free from the interference of the colonialist that will be based on meeting the basic needs of the people and strengthening the state from the perspective of defense, science and technology. Khilafah will present a permanent budget based on Ahkam –e-sharia where there will be no space for GST, excise, toll tax, income tax, surcharge, carbon tax and other non-sharia taxes. Moreover, electricity, gas, petrol and other energy resources will be provided at cost price to the people. It will be the Khilafah that will take responsibility for the basic needs of the masses and ensure a peaceful and prosperous life for its citizens.
Deputy spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan
22 Jumada al-thani 1430 / 14th June 2009