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Unemployment has risen since the PTI government came into power, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

February 1, 2019
Unemployment has risen since the PTI government came into power, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Selected governments don't respect people's mandate, he says

The PTI-led government, which had promised to create many jobs, has taken away people’s employment after coming into power, said PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. 

“Unemployment has been rising in every sector since the new government took over,” he told the media in Kandhkot on Friday.

When asked about the ‘downsizing’ in the media industry, he called it an attack on the freedom of the press and media. “The federal government is a part of this conspiracy,” he remarked.

Related: No other country has presented three budgets in one year, says Bilawal

He was flanked by other PPP leaders including Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. “Selected governments don’t respect people’s mandate,” said the MNA.

He said that Sindh has yet to be given its Rs90 billion for development funds. “They [the federal government] are doing it on purpose. They know they can’t defeat us in the elections so they have even made fake JIT reports,” he added.

We are only concerned with serving the people of Pakistan, he remarked.

Bilawal accused the federal government of not implementing the 18th Amendment, which concerns the devolution of powers to the provinces. “Whatever PM Imran Khan has said has been a lie. His ministers are seen criticising the 18th Amendment,” he said.

Related: Opposition leaders unite to give the PTI government a tough time

The PPP scion said that Sindh’s ‘world class’ institutions, such as the NICVD, NICH, and Jinnah hospital, are being taken away from the province.

He had made the same remarks at a rally earlier in the day. “Young people have the responsibility to protect the 18th Amendment,” he said. “The clause is in danger and being attacked from all sides.”

The PPP is committed to fighting all these forces, he remarked. “We are not willing to compromise on our democratic and human rights.”



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