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We Will Not Allow Budget To Be Passed In NA: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that overthrowing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is the only solution to country’s ills.

Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who called on him in Islamabad, Maulana Fazl said an all parties conference will be held in the last days of the ongoing month to devise a joint strategy with consensus.

Terming the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 recently presented in parliament “anti-people” and “anti-state”, the senior politician said the poor will not be able to make their ends meet if the budget is passed in the National Assembly.

He alleged that Rs7.20 trillion budget was prepared by the IMF and not the government.

“Our (opposition) stance regarding the 2018 general elections remain unchanged,” he said. “All opposition parties including the JUI-F termed it rigged and term Prime Minister Imran Khan as ‘selected premier’”.

He also spoke on the recent arrests of political bigwigs of the country, saying they indicated that the government wanted the budget to be approved without any opposition.

The PPP chairman also spoke on the occasion and urged all opposition parties to work together to stop this budget from being passed in the lower house of parliament.

He reiterated his earlier demand for issuing production orders of lawmakers who remain under custody.

Asked about his repeated stance if assemblies should complete their tenure, Bilawal said: “there is a difference between a government and Parliament”.

Bilawal said he wanted the assemblies to complete their term in any case.

“Whatever decision was made during the APC would be the collective decision of all,” the PPP chairman said.