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Provinces becoming bankrupt due to failure of federal govt: Bilawal

Provinces becoming bankrupt due to failure of federal govt: Bilawal
May 8, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said on Wednesday that the federation has not become bankrupt because of the 18th Constitutional Amendment, but because of the federal govt’s failure to achieve tax collection targets. Speaking to the journalists outside the Parliament House, the PPP chairman said that Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are bearing the brunt of the government’s failure to achieve revenue targets, he added. He advised the federal government to learn from the Sindh government that has been accomplishing tax collection targets.
Govt bowed before IMF, says Bilawal
Severely criticising the government’s decision to appoint Reza Baqar as SBP governor and Shabbar Zaidi as FBR chairman, Bilawal said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has bowed before the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “Will the IMF make decision about these key appointments,” he asked. He also announced to stage protest inside and outside the parliament against the decision of PTI government. He slammed the government for illegally removing the SBP governor and FBR chairman without following the procedure laid down for their removal.
PPP’s IMF program not impact on the poor’s lives
He said the PPP too undertook an IMF program but that didn’t adversely impact the poor people’s lives. He also took a swipe at the government for turning a deaf ear to the labourers’ plight saying their voice was being gagged.
PTI vows to provide million jobs before election
Bilawal said the PTI had promised millions of jobs before coming to power but depriving the people of their livelihood now, adding that the poor people’s houses were being demolished in the name of encroachment. He also mentioned that the party has not discussed with the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) regarding the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairmanship. “PML-N says the change about the PAC chairmanship is not last decision,” he added.
Undeclared pressure exists on freedom of expression in Pakistan: Bilawal
Earlier, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that undeclared pressured exists on freedom of expression in Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony on the World Press Freedom Day at Karachi Press Club on Friday, he said that freedom of journalism is vital for democracy. “Democratic rights are being banned,” he said. The PPP chairman said that 26 journalists were murdered, but only 16 cases were tried. “The accused were punished only in one case,” he said. He recited poems to pay rich tributes to journalists. “The freedom of expression is a basic right, but the gun and the religion are being used to suppress it,” he said.