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Declaration of Maryam-Bilawal meeting issued

Declaration of Maryam-Bilawal meeting issued
June 16, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The declaration of meeting between Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has been issued on Sunday. According to a declaration, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto along with other senior party leaders arrived at the Sharif’s family residence Jati Umra on an invitation from PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz. During the meeting, both leaders discuss the overall political situation of the country. Both sides exchanged views on the cases made by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the behavior of the courts. The two leaders took note that the incumbent government presented one federal budget and two mini-budgets in past 10 months. The meeting discussed the matters pertaining to mutual interest and All Parties Conference (APC). The meeting highlighted the targeted behavior of the PTI government with opposition parties. Both parties underlined the one-sided action from NAB and its chairman against the opposition. “Strategy of incompetent government has disgraced Pakistan at the international as well as on diplomatic level,” added declaration. The incompetence of PTI government has also paralyzed the parliament, said a declaration. The two sides condemned the references made against the honorable judges and termed it as an attack on the judiciary. It was agreed in a meeting to contact all opposition parties for making a joint strategy.
Bilawal terms federal budget as ‘economic suicide’
Earlier today, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto termed the federal budget of incumbent government as ‘economic suicide’.

After a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz at Jati Umra, while addressing a press conference, “The budget is so bad it is economic suicide […] It is incumbent on us to stop this budget. If the government goes, let it. We gave them a chance to present a people-friendly budget.

“We would have voted for such a budget but they presented an anti-people budget. PPP is left with no option. We will try our best to stop this in the parliament,” Bilawal said. He announced to initiate resistance movement against ‘anti-public budget’ present by the federal government. The PPP chairman claimed that they will not allow the government to pass the ‘anti-public budget’ at any cost. “I have held discussion over all matters with Maryam Nawaz. We have agreed for not letting the anti-public budget to get approved. PPP will continue its public contact campaign in order to highlight its message before the nation.” “Young leadership including Maryam Nawaz will have to play a long inning in future. Maryam Nawaz feels the pain of Punjab citizens and she should continue the struggle for her father Nawaz Sharif,” Bilawal mentioned. Lashing out at the budgetary decisions, the PPP chairman termed it as ‘PIMF’s [Pakistan International Monetary Fund] budget’. “We will contact coalition partners of the federal government, whereas, I will also meet [Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl chief] Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Islamabad.”