Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Parliamentary Leader in the Sindh Assembly Khurrum Sher Zaman submitted two resolutions related to the petroleum price hikes by the federal government, while the second resolution deals with the recent incident of burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and The Netherlands.
While addressing the media at the Sindh Assembly, the PTI Parliamentary Leader condemned the PKR35 per litre price hike in petrol and diesel by the federal government. “This is a very devastating “homecoming” gift to Maryam Nawaz who kept on telling us to be patient as Ishaq Dar had all the solutions to the economic problems of Pakistan.”
Sher Zaman pointed out that when Imran Khan was removed as Prime Minister in a regime change operation, petrol was PKR150 per litre and diesel was PKR144.15 per litre and now petrol is PKR150 per litre and diesel is PKR228 per litre. The record-high prices of petrol and diesel will lead to another wave of inflation that will shatter the poor and middle classes and increase the cost of doing business for our industries.
Sher Zaman, in the resolution, demanded the immediate reversal of the price increases and the resignation of federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
In the second resolution, the PTI Parliamentary Leader stated in the media talk that it condemns the burning of the Holy Quran by individuals in Sweden and The Netherlands.
Sher Zaman described the desecration of the Holy Quran as a hateful and despicable act hurting the sentiments of all Muslims around the world. “Our resolution recommends the Government of Pakistan summon the ambassadors of Sweden and The Netherlands and express the strong sentiments, shock and rage felt by the people of Pakistan against the desecration of the Holy Quran. Furthermore, the Government of Pakistan should raise this matter on all international forums available to it.”
The PTI Parliamentary Leader laments that Western countries condemn these Islamophobic incidents but never act against the perpetrators on the excuse of ‘freedom of expression.’ We know this is true hypocrisy, as many Western countries have holocaust-denial laws showing that they also don’t believe in free speech as being an absolute right.