Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has rejected the budget announced by the government earlier today in the National Assembly session.
He called it the “PTIMF budget” that increases taxes, inflation and unemployment.
Bilawal critiscised Prime Minister Imran Khan and said the budget was “anti-people”.
Today the PM of Pakistan danced on the floor of the house as his ministers introduced a PTIMF budget that increases taxes, inflation & unemployment. History will record how Imran danced as our economy burns.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) June 11, 2019
The opposition will not let the budget be passed in parliament, he said, adding that the recent arrests [of Asif Zardari and Hamza Shahbaz] were made to distract the country from the anti-people budget.
The PPP chairperson criticised the “partial” and “partisan” speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly for not issuing production order for Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Asif Zardari for the budget session.
“The people of North and South Waziristan, Lahore and Nawabshah have been deprived of their rights to be represented in the budget session,” he added.
The PPP will not change its stance on the 18th amendment, the constitution of 1973, freedom of press and military courts, “come what may”, Bilawal told reporters in his chamber.