Islamabad(April 28, 2018): Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the sixth budget presented by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has no legal, ethical or political value.
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail presented on Friday the sixth budget outlay of Rs5,932.5 billion amid a strong protest from the opposition benches.
The need to present budget was driven by greed and political gains, Zardari said in response to the budget, adding that commenting on the budget holds no value. The PPP leader questioned why did the federal government present the budget for the entire year when only two months were left for its tenure to end?
Keeping in mind the ethical and legal issues, the Sindh government will announce the budget for three months, he shared.
Criticising the budget allotted for Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), he remarked that the federal government would give out commission on development projects under the programme. “Has the government presented the budget for the entire year just for this commission?”Not involving provincial governments in PDSP projects will create a rift between provinces and centre, he added.
The former president also said that no other government has been this insensitive to the reservations of the opposition.
Yesterday, as Miftah Started his budget speech, opposition staged walk out and torn down the copies of budget.
Opposition leader Khursheed Shah has refused to hear budget speech saying that PML-N has ruined his own slogan of uphold the sanctity of vote by presenting budget through unelected person, however Aftab Sheikh brought back the angry opposition in the house.Notwithstanding, the atmosphere in the house yet not cooled down and further flared up when the verbal skirmishes turned into physical clash. Ruling member Abid Sher Ali, PTI member Murad Saeed and others started rough up each other.
However, PTI members halted Murad Saeed and situation came under control.
Meanwhile, ruling MNAs Tariq Fazal Chuaudhary, Chaudhary Jaffer, Balighur Rehman and Mian Manan made the shield before the Miftah Ismail aimed to cope opposition members attempt to stop Misbah speech.
During ruckus and uproar opposition was continuously raising the slogans liar Miftah and uphold respect of the vote.