Democracy guarantees country’s sovereignty, integrity: Khursheed Shah

03 May, 2018 12:45 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that democracy guarantees the country’s sovereignty and integrity.

Speaking on the floor of the house, he voiced concerns over increase in the petroleum levy saying it will badly affect the low income groups.

The opposition leader emphasized the need for enhancing the tax to GDP ratio and bringing the affluent class to the tax net.

Shah pointed out that decreasing exports and dwindling foreign exchange reserves pose a challenge to the economy.

He suggested all the political parties sit together and formulate a consensus economic policy to steer the country on the path of sustainable development.

The PPP leader went on to say that it is our collective responsibility to give such programs which strengthen the economy, its youth and the institutions, adding that all the institutions should respect each other in order to take forward the country.

The opposition leader said that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is an important institution and proposed its chairman should be appointed through the parliament to improve its performance and efficiency.






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