ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are likely to announce a staff-level agreement on Friday, as the former has accepted most of the global lender’s demands. (Source: Pakistan Today)
These days the appointments of former IMF employees as Governor of state banks and former World Bank persons as prime minister advisors for finance is under fire. But in realty merely rejecting such appointments will not save Pakistan from economic misery rather dismissing contacts with such colonialist institutions at every level is a must. According to the US Army, such institutions are used as potent unconventional weapon against opponents.
This is a desolate act from the ruler or Pakistan to make such deals with the IMF / World Bank knowing their devastating legacy. In 2011, Imran Khan’s statement is on the record in which he said “Imran Khan’s words: ‘Death is better than relying on IMF aid. It stops you from achieving your potential, just as colonialism did. Aid is humiliating. Every country I know that has had IMF programs has only impoverished the poor and enriched the rich’.
Oh Muslims of Pakistan, from decades, governments came and went but the catastrophic sequels of the IMF / World Bank accord remained and you can see continuous patterns of increased hardships as results of such accords with these colonialist institutions. Now one can witness the PPP and PML-n criticizing PTI whom in their turn not only went to IMFs and WBs but perceives it necessary, it is like one culprit accusing the other. Islam rejects all such contracts with any colonialist institutions, as these colonialist establishments are the tools of the West to take control of our internal matters and Islam forbids akin acts.
Allah (swt) said, وَلَنۡ يَّجۡعَلَ اللّٰهُ لِلۡكٰفِرِيۡنَ عَلَى الۡمُؤۡمِنِيۡنَ سَبِيۡلاً “and Allah will not give the disbelievers any way (of success) against the believers”. Our beloved Messenger ﷺ said, «لَا ضَرَرَ وَلَا ضِرَارَ» “It is not allowed to harm anyone nor to be harmed.”
This is the high time to work for the real change i.e. Khilafah and join hands with devoted people working to re-establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the way of Prophethood.