Tuesday January 04, 2022

Petroleum Prices Increased In Country Whereas Decreased In World: Shahid Khaqan

Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday commented that the existing government presented mini budget in the Parliament and postponed the proceedings without debate.

Former premier during a press conference, questioned who was responsible for embezzlement of Rs1000 billion.

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi sarcasticaly said to the government that all across the world petroleum prices went down but on the other hand increased in Pakistan,

Shahid Khaqan said that the whole nation is waiting for the mini budget adding that the country is facing the worst economic crisis in three years yet the Finance Minister claims that they have added an additional tax of only 2 billion rupees in the budget.

The PML-N lawmaker raised concerns that there is no one who considers himself answerable for the budget that was prepared six months ago, adding that the parliamentarians were not briefed over the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Abbasi asked if there is any other example of the autonomy given to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Finance Minister should tell the people how much additional loan this government has taken and how much inflation has risen as a result of these loan, he questioned.

Shahid Khaqan claimed that PML-N governed the country for five years. If anyone can find any kind of corruption in their tenure, they can conduct the media trial so that people can know the reality of the legal proceedings, he stated.

He further stated that the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government will have to answer for the exemptions granted to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the anti-graft watchdog will have to answer for the fake cases filed by them.

The former prime minister said that no one other than the opposition really talks about the national interests. The premier and other ministers make hundreds of speeches yet never talk about the people, he asserted.

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