Bilawal says upcoming budget contains heavy taxes to suppress the poor
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that low-salaried class of the society was the primary target of the national budget for the financial year, 2021-22 to be presented later this month as the document prepared by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government contained some heavy taxes, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In a statement, he said that PPP would foil all ‘attempts’ by the present government to suppress the common man through heavy taxation.
Bilawal said as per the SPI Index, already inflation rate in the country was touching 20 percent mark. “And nothing would be harsher if in these circumstances, more taxes are levied on ordinary people,” he remarked.
“Selected’ Prime Minister Imran Khan, by ‘giving amnesties’ to the rich and burdening the poor and salaried class with taxes, is proving that he is anti-people,” he said, and added, “The PPP strongly rejects the plan to levy taxes on inflation-hit people in the PTI-IMF budget.”
PPP chairman was of the view that the more the present government was making tall claims about a marked improvement in the economy, the more unemployment was increasing in the country.
Accusing the government of making the budget as per the wishes and dictation of the IMF, he asked PM Imran as to where his financial team was, he used to take pride on.
He alleged that the ‘selected’ prime minister and his advisers had tampered with the figures to project economic growth. “By making wrong projections, you can earn praise from your ‘cronies’, but cannot dupe masses,” Bilawal told PM Imran.