Islamabad: Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Dr. Nafisa Shah MNA reacting to the finance report by Ministry of Finance has said that the record budget deficit shows the inability of the Prime Minister and his team to run the country. How this government will overcome the budget deficit of Rs. 3000 billion, she asked.
During the tenure of former President Asif Ali Zardari, the country’s economy was stabilized and all the internal and external debts were paid in time. Not only that but the people were getting relief, millions of retrenched employees were restored, an increase of nearly 200% increase was made in the salaries, Benazir Income Support Program and Employees Stock Program were initiated, NFCs were awarded to the provinces and they were given their fair dues.
Dr. Nafisa Shah said that the PM has destroyed the country’s economy in his first year in the office and the blood of the people is being sucked by the gas and electricity bills. Oil prices have been increased up the nearly 50%, medicine and food is out of the reach of the poor people.
Dr. Shah said that President Zardari was right to say that NAB and economy cannot go together as it is apparent that all the institutions giving relief to the people have been paralyzed.