- Bilawal “rejects” forthcoming finances for FY2021-22, saying “the selected prime minister made a selected budget”.
- PPP chairman says Rs30 billion for the well being sector is “preposterous”.
- Says the “unjust and anti-people [proposed] budget has also allocated only 5.5% of the funding for the education sector”.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday “rejected” the forthcoming finances for FY2021-22, saying that the “selected prime minister made a selected budget which will not be accepted in any way”.
In keeping with a press release issued by the Bilawal Home Media Cell, the PPP chairman strongly condemned the choice of the Nationwide Financial Council to allocate a “meager” fund for the well being and schooling sector within the upcoming finances.
He demanded a rise within the allotted funds so the nation might battle the coronavirus pandemic head-on.
“Allocating only Rs30 billion for the health sector in the upcoming budget is preposterous. With this allotment, the PTI government is handing the people over to the epidemic.”
He added: “By dedicating only 3.3% of the budget to the health sector, it is clear the incompetent PTI government does not consider health as a top priority.”
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The PPP chairman mentioned that Rs68 billion from the proposed finances was allotted to “please PTI’s assembly members”, whereas “only Rs5 billion have been set aside for epidemic prevention”.
“The unjust and anti-people finances has additionally allotted solely 5.5% of the funding for the schooling sector,” read the statement.
“Imran Khan has made the future of the nation a joke,” Bilawal was quoted by the statement as saying.
The PPP chairman said that the “mafia” working under Imran Khan “claims to concentrate on growth initiatives that have been inaugurated however by no means accomplished”.
“Mr Prime Minister! If the country does not develop by building roads, then why did you increase the development budget by 38%?” he asked.
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Bilawal also criticised Imran Khan’s government for “allotting extra growth budgets for provinces the place the PTI authorities reigns”.
“With this move, Imran khan proved he does not consider himself the prime minister of the entire country,” he mentioned.