Zardari criticizes shutting of Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed concern over the government reportedly putting an end to the Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme.

The former President said that the government is snatching the rights of the people like vultures circling their prey.

He said that the government should not have any intention to gulp the 28 billion rupees of the hardworking workers and people. The main purpose of the scheme was to facilitate the government employees, he said.

The former President said that Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme is a part of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) and by ending it; the government is making clear that it does not want its employees working in industries to benefit from the scheme.

He said that he was warning the people who still hold grudges against Benazir Bhutto to not seize the earnings of the people. He concluded by saying that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will strongly condemn from within and outside the Parliament if such a step is taken.