LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticised on Sunday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif-led federal government for its “anti-people” policies.
“Instead of spending funds on charitable projects the current government is running behind colourful buses,” Bilawal said while addressing a gathering at a mass marriages ceremony organised by Bahria Town in Lahore.
Further, the PPP chairman accused the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of using its “label” on the projects conceived by the PPP. “The PML-N is renaming the projects initiated by the PPP and re-launching them with its own name,” he said, adding the country is in a dire need of charitable organisations.
Bilawal claimed that the ruling party imposed fresh taxes worth Rs40 billion on the poor people without Parliament’s endorsement thereby increasing the rate of inflation and unemployment in the country.
Criticising the prime minister’s Rs341 billion Kisan Package, Bilawal said the poor farmers were neglected by the government and nothing is being done for providing them with relief. The PPP chairman went on urging the federal government to spend more on food, health and education for the poor than what it was currently spending.
Bilawal’s speech comes in wake of rising criticism against his own government in Sindh over poor management of health and food facilities across the rural areas of the province, especially the famine-stricken areas of Tharparkar and Mithi.