Opposition says budget ‘anti-people’

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Opposition parties in Sindh Assembly has rejected the provincial budget presented by Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday.
After agitating and shouting slogans during the budget speech the leader of the opposition Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan told media that government has failed to present realistic budget.
He said the opposition has rejected the “anti-people” budget presented by the Sindh government.
“Neither there was a mention of relief package in the budget for Ramazan nor were any new hospitals or uplift schemes for Thar announced,” Izhar said.
He said opposition could throw papers and pencils on Chief Minister during the budget speech. Now it’s our turn to speak and government would have to listen passionately.
“We completely reject this budget which offered no respite to masses facing hike in the prices of flour, sugar, vegetables and other commodities,” MQM leader said.
He also pointed out that the budget did not offer any mega project for Sindh’s rural areas.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader terming it anti-people, said no relief was provided to the masses.
Izhar, who is also leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, also highlighted that the budget did not offer any mega project for Sindh’s rural areas, thus deteriorating them further.
The MQM leader went on to accuse the provincial government of “earning commission through corruption and paving way for mafias involved in this practice.”

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