ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan’s Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday slated the government for raising petrol prices on the eve of New Year dubbing it New Year present to people from the rulers.
In his statement, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said Prime Minister Imran Khan should have resigned instead of jacking up the prices of petroleum products.
Shehbaz Sharif lashed out at the government for increasing the POL prices on New Year eve asking Imran it would have been far better if he had quit instead of dropping the petrol bomb on people.
He held that in order to save the nation from inflation, economic disaster and unemployment, the present cruel regime must come to an end.
The PML-N leader said, “We need to get rid of this incompetent government to save the country from economic destruction.”
The PTI government even could not bear to see the nation celebrating the New Year and snatched their joy by announcing to hike the petrol prices.
He lamented the exploitation, apathy and indifferent attitude of the government.
In a separate statement, Bilawal Bhutto has deplored that Imran Khan had very proudly declared that 2021 would be a year of prosperity. But now the year 2022 has dawned, but there are no signs of affluence, he added.
Bilawal Bhutto claimed that this is the New Year’s gift that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government has given the people of Pakistan. He further questioned the government about its claims of prosperity.
He was of the view that every new year proved costlier in terms of price hike and inflation than the previous one but the government kept blaming the previous regimes.
“Each passing year proves to be more expensive than the last”, Bilawal Zardari claimed.
He reminisced that in the PPP tenure, there was the worst kind of global economic meltdown, but the PPP government did not crush people under the burden of inflation.
The PPP leader further suggested that the only way to eliminate of inflation is by getting rid of Imran Khan and his team.
Bilawal called upon the government to reduce the prices of petroleum products according to the prices in the international market. TF REPORT