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PTI strongly criticize budget 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan criticizing the Federal Budget 2014-15 on Sunday put forward ten demands, ARY News reported.

While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Imran Khan demanded to decrease General Sales Tax (GST) to 15 per cent. He alleged government for giving freehand to corrupt and tax evaders in the budget.

Declaring Prime Minister Namaz Sharif’s visits to foreign countries useless, Chairman PTI said politicians should not work for their own benefits after attaining power. He said an additional Rs4.3 million are being spent daily on the prime minister’s travel abroad while Rs2.135 million is daily expenditure of Prime Minister house.

Imran Khan advised PM Nawaz to low down his own expenses instead of asking the people of Pakistan to make sacrifices.

Imran said country is being governed by a single family as PM Nawaz handed over Rs. 100 billion of Youth Programme to his daughter ‘Mariam Nawaz’ and Finance Ministry to daughter’s Father-in-law ‘Ishaq Dar’.

He criticized the government for allocating more of its spending on Punjab than the other provinces by saying that “funds that should be spent on all provinces are being cut and spent on Punjab, and that too mostly in Lahore.”

On the occasion, PTI Leader Asad Umar said the progress of current government is worse than that of previous.

Meanwhile, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said no release has been given for agriculture in the budget. He said that argument will be done every single point of budget and opposition should be given chance to do so.

 

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