Sherry Rehman says economic policy made life difficult in Pakistan: report

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KARACHI: Newly-elected Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Sherry Rehman, who received a warm welcome by dozens of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers on her arrival at Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, stated that the country’s economic policy in the last four years had made life difficult for the common Pakistani, according to a report by a private media outlet.

She claimed that Pakistan’s foreign policy had also suffered and brought about the country’s international isolation and thanked all the senators who voted in her favour and vowed to take them along in the upper house of parliament.

“The opposition keeps checks,” she said, adding that she would ensure that the opposition in the Senate performed its job properly with all due honesty.

In order to ensure this, she said: “I will take every member of our benches in confidence regardless of their political association. As opposition members, we have huge responsibility to keep the government policies under check to make them in favour of the country.”

Sherry Rehman criticised Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his ministry’s performance calling it “disastrous” for the country. She also questioned the use of social media by Mr Asif on key and sensitive issues.

Responding to a question about Imran Khan’s party and policy, she said: “Allah is great. He brought us victory and defeat to Imran Khan and his party. Let me make this very clear… we don’t believe in the language and politics of hatred. As the opposition, you need to keep your doors open for everyone and we will carry the same policy in the Senate.”