Opposition rejects federal budget 2020-21, issues joint statement

JOINT OPPOSITION statement final 1-converted (2)

ISLAMABAD: The United Opposition has rejected the federal budget outright and announced to fight against the government on all fronts.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing a press conference along with other opposition leaders has said that the budget meeting of the joint opposition was held and all political parties has rejected the budget. The budget has turned the whole of Pakistan against the government, he added.

He said that the government had issued an illegal notification of petroleum levy and even before the budget was passed, more tax was levied than the price of petrol.

“All opposition parties have unanimously rejected this budget and the economic policies of this government due to which entire nation has become united against the government.”

Bilawal said the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products exposed the real hypocritic face of the government. “This [PTI] government is turning the every crisis into catastrophe be it Covid-19, wheat or petrol.”

The PPP chairman said Prime Minister Imran Khan is endangering the “health and economy” of the country.

Speaking alongside Bilawal, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khawaja Asif said that PM Imran has become an national liability for the country and getting rid of him is the need of the hour.

“The more he [PM] remains in power the more damage he will cause to the country,” he said, adding that all opposition parties will fight the government at all forums.

The PML-N leader reiterated that only fresh elections can resolve the crises of the country. “This Covid-19 pandemic has shattered all hopes for the revival of economy which was already in tatters.”

The PDF file of the statement is available for download:

JOINT OPPOSITION statement final 1-converted (2)
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