U-turn

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U-turn

a sudden reversal of government ECONOMIC POLICY, often resulting from some unforeseen event (such as the oil price increases of 1973 and 1979, and the depreciation of the UK pound in 1992) or a rethink of a particular policy initiative that has failed to have its desired effect.
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One of the closed U-turns, close to the Hilton Hotel in the city, was a vital shortcut for motorists heading to government departments in Al Nakheel area.
According to the work schedules of the project, the turns leading to the roadside parking areas of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City at the Al Falah Street interchange leading to Al Salam Street will be closed from today until July 15, the U-turns at the interchange of the 9th Street leading to Abu Dhabi Commercial Centre with Al Salam Street will be closed from tomorrow until July 15, and the U-turns of the interchange of Hamdan Street with Al Salam Street will be closed from July 2 to 31 July 2011.
While opposition parties are terming the 100-day performance of the government as 'unimpressive, ridiculous and full of lies and U-turns,' the ruling party leaders are boasting the period with 'remarkable achievements', claiming that the country has been put on the right track.
The performance of the PTI for the last one year was neither striking nor impressive but it was full of lies and U-turns, he added.
'[PM] Imran Khan's U-turns are not lies, but his political wisdom,' he said while speaking to reporters in Quetta on Sunday, Express Newsreported.
He said traffic engineering wing would recommend the U-turns from Liaquat Bagh to Naz Cinema, as mostly rush was witnessed in this section of the road.
Such steps have now become known in the local press as positive U-turns' on part of the PTI government.
It responded that 100-day plan has become an object of mockery and joke making, as few in the country are taking it seriously, while PTI is trapped in its own statements and words and have announced to launch yet another progress report which PPP considers nothing but a 'cover-up' of the 100 days of U-turns, pure lies, and deception.
He also criticised the PM for his remarks on U-turns and said that the true leader is not the one who takes U-turns rather he stands firm on his promises as PPP founder Zulfikar Bhutto did who fought the cause of the masses and accepted death but did not bow down to oppressors.
He said that instead of taking U-Turns and justifying its U-Turns, the government should take the right turn and try to fulfill its election promises.
Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement on U-turns has generated a debate in political circles, with the opposition coming down heavily on what it called "a symbol of weak character", and members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) robustly defending their leader's remarks.
Khan on Friday had said that aleaderwho does not take U-turns according to the requirements of the situation is not a real leader.