ISLAMABAD -UNS– Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said while criticising the mini-budget presented by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government said that it is injustice to the poor people of the country.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan who vowed to make the life of a common man easier after coming into power but injustice has been done with the poor through the budget.
“The budget only benefited the prime minister’s ATMs,” he said and added the relief granted to non-filers was no less than a scandal.
The PPP chairman said that the poor people have suffered most with the increase in the prices of electricity and gas.
Bilawal went on to say that PM Imran Khan should stick to the promises he had made, adding that the mini budget is a mini drama.
Lashing out at the prime minister’s austerity drive, he said that the auction of buffaloes and cars of PM House is being made a fun.
Selected PM making life worse for the poor
On Wednesday, while addressing a ceremony to mark the death anniversary of veteran politician Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan in Islamabad, the PPP chairman said that false cases were being made against his father and party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, adding that Pakistan was passing through a major political era.
Bilawal said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government’s wrong decisions were taking the country towards destruction, adding that the govt’s wrong decisions have increased the problems of the people.
“Those who had promised break the begging bowl were now running the country on donations,” he said and added the selected government will have to tell that the people want elected democracy.
The PPP chairman went on to say that he had decided to wait for at least 100 days before criticising the government’s policies but had to speak because selected premier (Imran Khan) is making life worse for the poor.
Bilawal while criticising the prime minister’s decision to send Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session and said that Imran Khan himself should have attended the session to highlight the Kashmir issue at an international forum. “This government’s foreign policy can only be seen on social media,” he added.
He said: “The courts were used in undemocratic tenure for political intentions and today old cases were reopened against former president Asif Ali Zardari.” For the last 30 years, the PPP co-chairman is facing courts, he said adding the process of reoppening old cases must come to an end.