Saying that govt hiding inflation under shroud of accountability
ISLAMABAD: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that the federal government was trying to sweep a flood of inflation and rising prices under a shroud of so-called accountability and arrests.
“The problem is not of (the arrests of) Nawaz Sharif or Asif Zardari,” Bilawal said at a joint session of opposition parliamentary parties. “The question is which direction the country is going in.” PML-N leader Khurram Dastagir speaking to reporters said Prime Minister Imran Khan did not know how to control inflation.
Dastagir said the government’s budget would be a ‘storm’ of inflation, adding it will contain a mountain of taxes. “We will let them [government] present the budget and not will give them the opportunity to run,” said Dastagir. Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif chaired a joint session of the opposition parties.
The session was attended by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PPP leaders Raza Rabbani, Sherry Rehman, Khursheed Shah, PML-N lawmaker Ahsan Iqbal, and other opposition leaders. Sources said the leaders discussed the political situation following the arrests of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz.
Opposition leaders also formulated a strategy for the budget session during the joint meeting, sources said. Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz reacted on Hamza Shehbaz’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday saying her party would become the voice of the people no matter what the government does.— Staff Reporter