Opposition parties reject budget, terms it ‘disappointing’
During the proceedings of National Assembly in Islamabad today, members of opposition parties staged a protest against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government outside parliament.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif said that this budget will be followed by a storm of inflation.
“The economy is in bad condition and Prime Minister Imran Khan is a burden on the country. Unable to control mafias, this government has itself become a mafia. We have to get rid of this government before we get to the point of no return,” he said.
Syed Naveed Qamar of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said that the government has dropped an inflation bomb on people.
“I fear there will come a time when people will not even be able to breathe due to rising inflation. We expected that during a pandemic the people will be given relief, instead they have been burdened. We categorically reject the budget,” the PPP leader said.
Former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that PTI’s government has supported mafia and has destroyed economy.
“The country is going through unusual circumstances. This government has snatched all employment opportunities from youth. We are standing with the nation in this difficult time and reject this budget,” he said adding that the government has lost the trust of its allies.