ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday questioned banning of the term ‘selected’ while referring to the government and alleged the banning was imposed due to the massive ego of the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Addressing the parliament here at the federal capital, the PPP chairperson said barring the lawmakers from calling the incumbent government selected will not make problems being faced by the public due to the governmental decisions go away. “You’re further fuelling the fire,” he added.
Bilawal warned, “those problems fester and then they come back to haunt you later.”
Bilawal stressed, “it’s very unfortunate that in Naya Pakistan, the space for democratic rights and human rights is receding.” He alleged that the government doing politics in the manner of the opposition. “If the government does the Opposition’s job, then who would do the government’s job?” he asked.
Bilawal commended Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri for issuing production orders of former president Asif Ali Zardari and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz and said the speaker can issue production orders on his own and has no need to ask for law ministry’s permission to do so. He demanded Suri to issue production orders of other handcuffed leaders.
Bilawal accused the government of intimidating the public into declaring assets through the amnesty scheme and said the government cannot collect taxes by harassing them.
Bilawal demanded the government to take the ‘anti-masses’ budget back and accused the government of endangering the country’s economy on the orders of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).