Opposition demands PM Imran Khan's resignations after govt drops 'petrol bomb'

Opposition demands PM Imran Khan’s resignations after govt drops ‘petrol bomb’

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The opposition party said on Saturday that it would be better if Prime Minister Imran Khan resigned instead of throwing a “gasoline bomb” on the Pakistani country during the New Year.

In separate statements, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif criticised the government’s decision of moving up the price of petroleum products.

“Governments across the world celebrate festive occasions by bringing down prices, but on the contrary, Imran Niazi has dropped an inflation bomb on the masses,” he said.

The PML-N president asked the prime minister to step down instead of “punishing” the masses due to his “incompetency”.

Shahbaz hoped that the new year would rid the masses of inflation, economic disruption, hunger, diseases, and injustice.

For his part, Bilawal said the increase in prices of petroleum products was Imran Khan’s New Year’s gift to the citizens and the only way to end inflation is to oust PTI’s government.

“Imran Khan claimed that 2021 would be the year of prosperity, but 2022 has arrived, where have the claims gone,” asked the PPP chairman.

He said that during the PTI term, the country’s inflation rate was higher than a year ago, but they continued to blame the previous government and tried to portray them as incompetent.

Bilawal claimed that the PPP faced the worst economic crisis in the world’s history but did not let the citizens bear the brunt of the inflation.

He urged the federal government to lower the price of petroleum products based on international prices.

The PPP chairperson stated that the only way to end inflation is to “oust Imran Khan.”

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