Shazia Marri, Faisal Kundi slam govt

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Shazi Marri and Faisal Kundi on Tuesday slammed the federal government for failing to deliver.

Secretary Information PPP Parliamentarians Shazia Atta Marri said that over 2 crore people have been made unemployed not by Covid-19 but due to the wrong policies of the PTI-led government.

Asad Umar instead of taking credit of managing Covid-19 should advise Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign, she said.

Shazia Marri said that it was very unfortunate that at a time of a pandemic, a selected and inexperienced government was ruling Pakistan. If 50 percent Pakistani were consuming half the amount of food they need then it was due to unprecedented price hike in the country. Marri said that if people bought 54 percent less than it was due to reduction in their buying power.

She said 47 percent people were compelled to spend from their savings due to wrong economic policies of the government. Thirty percent people were forced to take loans from their relatives and friends because the government failed to protect their income, she added.

Secretary Information PPPP said that Asad Umar did not mention the people made unemployed by this government from institutions like Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television, PIA, Steel Mills and PTDC.

The government pushed government employees towards poverty and hunger. The minister did not tell us that why the government employees are protesting against this government.

The incapable government destroyed industries and the investment were dried up in this government. The tariff increase of electricity and gas has become a norm in this selected government, Shazia Atta Marri concluded.

Meanwhile, Secretary Information PPP Faisal Karim Kundi has prayed to the Supreme Court to take up reference regarding Zulfikar Ali Bhutto before hearing the case about open balloting in the senate.

Faisal Kundi in a statement said that Bhutto reference is waiting for hearing for the last eight years. President reference was sent to the Supreme Court eight years ago and during this time three chief justices have been retired but this reference is still awaiting hearing.

Secretary Information PPP said that a judge of Supreme Court in Bhutto’s trial, Justice Nasim Hasan Shah had admitted on television that the death sentence awarded to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was wrong.

He was one of the four judges who had held up the death sentence by the Lahore High Court under army dictator’s pressure. He prayed to the Supreme Court to hear the Bhutto reference before hearing the reference about open balloting in senate elections.