PPP chairman Bilawal rejects budget as anti poor and anti worker, while expressing views during budget session at National Assembly.
The National Assembly resumed its session at the parliament house in Islamabad today [Tuesday].
Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri presided the session which continued discussion on the budget for next fiscal year.
PPP chairman Bilawal rejects budget
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the budget 2020-21 has not been prepared keeping in view the current challenges including that of Corona Virus and Locusts.
He said the budget carries no packages for the provinces to deal with the pandemic.
He stressed the recommendations of the WHO should be followed to save the lives and the economy.
Furthermore, he said the budget envisages no relief for the people.
Bilawal said the budget for the income support program should have been enhanced by at least forty percent in view of the Covid-19 challenge.
He said the government should have taxed the affluent class in order to extend relief to the poor.
The PPP Chairman termed the budget as anti-poor and anti-worker.
He regretted that no increase has been given to the public sector employees and pensioners.
Bilawal said the current situation warranted a historic raise in their salaries and pensions.
He recalled that PPP in its five years tenure enhanced the salaries by 150 percent and those of armed forces by 175 percent.
He said the PPP also increased pensions by 100 percent.
Meanwhile, PML-N Rana Tanvir Hussain said the government should support farmers to enhance the agriculture yield.
He said proper planning should be done to control the locust attack and ensure food security.