PM patronizing price hike: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was “patronizing his henchmen and stooges who have unleashed worst-ever inflation and price-hike.”

In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that the unbearable rocketing of the prices of commodities and utility items have multiplied the sufferings of the people.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government has failed to control inflation because its own people are involved in illegal profiteering thus it is for the first time in the history that a government was patronising unprecedented inflation. Prices and rates of electricity, gas and petroleum have gone through the roofs, he added.

He made it clear that the country can get rid of the cruel inflation and price-hike only through the ouster of incompetent, ineligible and illegitimate selected government of Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, former President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned violence and use of tear gas on the government employees. He said that it has greatly pained him to see what happened in D-Chowk.

Zardari said that people who are just demanding an increase in their salaries should not be treated like enemies. He said that he had predicted how Imran Khan would act after coming to power. Imran Khan can do nothing but exploit the people. Why does it sting the PTI government to allow an increase in the salaries of government employees?

PPP raised salaries of government employees despite facing hurdles and difficult situations. The situation now has become so grim that small scale employees have fallen below the poverty line. Zardari said the country cannot progress with the economic exploitation of government employees.