Islamabad: The opposition party flatly rejected the 2021-22 budget announced by Minister of Finance and Taxation Shaukat Tallinn on Friday, with a budget of 84,870 crore.
Talking to media after budget session, Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif flanked by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government given wrong figures and made false claims. The poor people of the country are dying because of hunger and the government says economy is growing.
“Poverty and unemployment are rampant in the country,” he said and added the worst load shedding is happening today.
The PML-N president said that the opposition will give tough time to the government against passage of budget, adding that we will adopt a joint strategy for no-confidence motion against the deputy speaker.
At that time, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that the budget submitted by Shaukat Tarin felt like another country’s budget, while the Minister of Finance was talking about another country. The economy of the country.
He said that in a country where the people are facing historical poverty, inflation and unemployment, the prime minister and the finance minister are not talking about economic development.
He said that, as promised, we have handed over all members of the National Assembly to opposition leaders to prevent the budget from being passed. Shahbaz Sharif should use the votes of our members to oppose the government.
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Moulana Ghafoor Haideri said when rejecting the 2021-22 budget that Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have not announced any Development Plan. He is with government employees on the issue of wages.
Earlier today, in commenting on the 2021 economic survey, Bilawar said that the country’s record increase in unemployment is a true image of the changes brought about by the Imran Khan government.
He said that the people of Pakistan were buried under the burden of the PTIMF (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf & International Monetary Fund) budget.
Bilawal Bhutto said that poverty and unemployment were not mentioned in the survey because there has been a historic rise in it. There has been a historic increase in poverty in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that is why it was not mentioned in the economic survey.
He further said that hiding statistics regarding poverty and unemployment and making excuses for inflation was not the solution for the prevailing issues. He said if public issues will not be properly identified in the economic survey, then how will they be resolved.
“People are paying the high price of Imran Khan s incompetence in the form of inflation, unemployment and poverty,” he concluded.