Opposition leaders stage protest against inflation
ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the opposition parties on Tuesday staged a demonstration against hike in petroleum product prices outside the parliament house in Islamabad.
Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders Khawaja Asif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Rana Sanaullah and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Naveed Qamar were leading the protest against inflation.
Addressing the participants of the protest, Asif said it was time for the government to go. Sea of inflation was going to come after approval of the federal budget, he said adding that the government had lost the confidence of its allies.
Naveed Qamar said there would come a time when taking breathe would become difficult, the way the government was dropping bombs. He said there was no reason to hike petroleum product prices up to 25 rupees per liter.
Khaqan Abbasi said the government deprived the youth of jobs. “We are expressing solidarity with the masses. We challenge Imran Khan to show us to take vote of confidence from the National Assembly,” he said.
He said the government had lost trust of its allies as well as its members.
During the NA session, Naveed Qamar had a quarrel with Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf leader Ali Zaidi. Qamar even stepped forward towards the PTI leader removing his coat challenging Zaidi to come and fight with him.