Opposition protests against govt, challenges PM to win vote of confidence

June 30, 2020

ISLAMABAD : Opposition parties on Tuesday have staged protest against the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan to win confidence vote. According to details, opposition members protested against the government’s policies and budget on Islamabad’s constitution avenue. On this occasion, the members were holding anti-government placards in their hands. Talking to media, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the opposition has rejected the budget and it is protesting in the streets in solidarity with the public. The former Prime Minister said that in his 32 years in politics, never before has he heard such nonsense on the floor of the House. He also accused the Speaker of not remaining neutral in the National Assembly. The government has destroyed country’s economy. Price of everything is increasing day by day due to ineffective policies of Imran Khan, he added. “Where is the government taking the country?” He asked. The economy is all but destroyed, commissions and committees have been ineffective in bringing sugar prices below Rs 90 per kg and Petrol price increased by a record 34%. The government is completely oblivious to the challenges at hand, he added. Abbasi further said that the federation has failed to prove any corruption charge against PML-N and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Khawaja Asif also said that the government could not even obtain a simple majority during the budget approval, meaning it has lost the trust of its allies. He warned that due to the budget, inflation will run rampant in the near future. Khawaja Asif said that the government has lost confidence of its allies. We have to get rid of this incompetent government at any cost, he urged. The PML-N leader said that petrol prices hike can also increase the cost of electricity and groceries. Meanwhile, PPP’s Naveed Qamar said that opposition is protesting on the behalf of the nation. All Parties Conference (APC) is expected to be held very soon, he told. The PPP also asked the reason behind raising petroleum price by Rs25.

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