Political instability following Panama verdict cost country $14bn: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that a loss of $14 billion was witnessed by the country in the aftermath of the Panama verdict, while reiterating respect for the verdict.

Iqbal expressed these views, while talking to media after visiting the ‘Sasta Bazar’, where a huge fire took place on August 23, destroying various shops.

Criticising political opponents, he said that fanning political instability and doing politics for the sake of it will inevitably result in hindering economic development in the country.

He emphasised that the country needs to unite and move forward beyond “dead issues” like DawnLeaks, inquiry of which has been completed with the consensus of civil and military leadership, he added.