In Pakistan, the national budget for the year 2021-22 has been presented which has been rejected by the opposition parties. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. The government's position is that this budget shows that we have stabilized the economy and now we have to move towards increasing the growth rate. The budget also takes special care of the middle class and announces many new schemes for the poor.
During the budget session, the opposition protested and waved anti-government posters. The atmosphere between the women members of the government and the women of the opposition remained bitter and the women members of the government tried to tear down the posters by force.
After the budget meeting, Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a joint talk with the media.
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif said that the government gave wrong figures and made false claims. The poor are dying in the country, they are not getting a single loaf of bread and they are saying that the economy is developing. Poverty and unemployment are rampant in the country. The country is suffering from the worst load shedding.
Shahbaz Sharif also announced to give tough time to the government against passing the budget in the coming days and also to adopt a joint strategy for no-confidence motion against the Deputy Speaker. He said that we have consulted on the no-confidence motion. Of
On the occasion, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the budget presented by Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen seems to be the budget of another country and it was felt that he was talking about the economy of another country. According to him, in a country where the people face historical poverty, historical inflation and historical unemployment, the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister of this country do not carry weight when they talk about economic development.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the federal budget is salting the wounds of the people. We believe that the differences between the political parties have their place, but together we must raise our voices on the anti-people budget. We have to fight this budget and this incompetent and incompetent government together. “Once again, as promised, we have handed over all our members of the National Assembly to the Leader of the Opposition to block the budget,” he said. Shahbaz Sharif should use the votes of our members against this government as he pleases.
The government has rejected the opposition's criticism, calling the budget a people-friendly budget. “This budget shows that the economy has stabilized and we are now moving towards a better growth rate,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a statement.
Talking to media, Shah Mehmood said that many concessions and concessions have been given in this budget. The budget also takes special care of the middle class and announces many new schemes for the poor.
He said that the government has formulated a policy to make people the owners of their homes and money has been allocated in this regard. The budget includes interest-free loans to farmers to further develop the agricultural sector.
“Our government has tried to make it an 'Export Lead Growth Budget',” he said.
Speaking to VOA after the meeting, Nafisa Shah of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) said there were many doubts about the initial figures. The goals set by the government are unbelievable and are just a ruse.
“At the moment, there is a question mark over revolving loans,” he said. The trade deficit has widened. If the government had not received foreign exchange from abroad, the situation would have been much worse. He said that different 'red pops' have been announced for each sector and according to him this is a budget based mostly on lies.
Speaking to VOA, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Amir Dogar said that the country is now moving from stability to growth due to its economic policies. Pakistan improved the situation through smart lockdown during the Karuna epidemic. This shows that the next two years are the years of development of the country.
He said that when he took over the government, according to him, the economy was on the verge of collapse, which led him to visit his friend countries. But now, according to him, the situation is improving and in such a situation, the government has refused to accept many of his statements while remaining in the IMF program. He claimed that he was confident that Pakistan would be able to withdraw from the program in the coming days.
Senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that this is a false budget. The only truth is that there is an interest of three thousand billion rupees, which is double the amount of our defense. The amount set aside for defense in 2018 is currently less than that. According to him, this is the reality and everything else is full of lies.
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