ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the Economic Survey 2021 did not mention about poverty and unemployment because those things saw record rise during the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)’s government.
“Poverty rose to record high in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, therefore the economic survey did not talk about it. This is the real face of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s change,” Bilawal Zardari said in a statement on Economic Survery 2021.
He said that concealing the figures of joblessness and making excuses for inflation was not a solution to the problem. He asked how could the public issues be resolved if they were not pointed out properly in the economic survey.
“The masses have been lifting the burden of PTIMF budget by bearing the high cost of Imran Khan’s incompetency in the form of poverty, unemployment and inflation,” he said.
While addressing the pre-budget press conference in Islamabad on June 10, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin had said that hopefully, remittances would climb to Rs29 billion a year soon.
“Remittances witnessed record growth of 29.4 percent this financial year as it has increased to Rs26.7 billion and because of this the current account is in surplus,” he had said adding that increase in foreign exchange reserves and remittances sent by the overseas Pakistanis showed trust in Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The finance minister had apprised that more than one billion dollars were received in Roshan Digital Account from overseas Pakistanis.
He had said the Federal Board of Reserves (FBR)’s tax collection was going good and its tax collection mounted by 50 percent in last 4-5 months.
He had also shed light on the hike of prices on different commodities in the international market but the government did not pass on that inflation to the masses.