January 13 ‘darkest day’ in Pakistan’s history: PML-N leaders

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PML-N senior leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal on Friday berated the PTI-led government for approving the supplementary bills, termed by the Opposition as ‘mini-budget’, and said that January 13 was the “darkest day in the history of Pakistan.”

Referring to Thursday when the National Assembly passed the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill 2021 and the supplementary finance bills with a majority vote, Abbasi told media that “January 13 was the darkest day for the Parliament as the bills were approved without any discussion.

”The former prime minister said that bills being passed in the Senate without discussion is unprecedented, adding that, “Bills from NA session were approved in a haste and even the government was unable to elaborate the situation.”

Abbasi further said that the incumbent government is handing over the country’s economic keys to the International Monetary Fund and nothing is more dangerous than this, adding that, “the burden of more than Rs700 billion have been placed on the nation’s shoulder.”

Abbasi went on to say that “no rules and constitutional guidelines were followed during the voting for the bills and it all happened in the prime minister’s presence,” he added.

 

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