ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has joined the protesting government employees to express solidarity with them outside Parliament House and lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) over price hike and growing unemployment and poverty in the country.
Nearly 300 government employees gathered outside the Parliament House when Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen was delivering the budget speech.
The protesters rejected the 10 per cent pay increase announced by the government and vowed to continue their protest.
Addressing the protesting employees soon after presentation of the federal budget, the PPP chairman said the PTI government had lied to the people and did not fulfil promises and the agreement made with the government employees. He said he would raise their demands in the parliament as well.