ISLAMABAD (APS) June 3, 2016– Opposition parties have rejected the Federal Budget of the fiscal year 2016-17 and have termed it as a jugglery of words, reported APS News on Friday.
Leader of Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah has stated that he has rejected the budget as it is not ‘public friendly’. Jamaat Islami (JI) leader Sirajul Haq, commenting upon the budget, stated that it has only made death affordable for the poor.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the speech made by Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was disappointing, adding that stories made in the past were repeated. Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad stated that the Finance Minister presented wrong statistics before the people.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar also termed the budget as disappointing. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhary Parvez Elahi said that labourers, traders and individuals belonging to other sectors shall suffer from the budget, further stating that the announcements made will not please the farmers as there is need for practical measures.