PPP, PML-N decide to launch anti-govt movement
LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday decided to launch a movement against the government.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a meeting at Jati Umra residence agreed that it was time for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to go home.
They believed that the proposed federal budget would inflict irreparable damage upon economy of the country. In a joint statement, they termed the ‘anti-people’ budget ‘an economic suicide’.
“The budget has relief for the rich and not for the poor. No single area is left which has not been taxed,” the two leaders said adding “It’s obligatory for the opposition to keep the budget from passing.”
The two leaders demanded from the government to withdraw the references against judges for they said the cases were filed to pressurize them. They also vowed to carry forward the struggle for an independent judiciary.
PML-N leaders Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Sanaullah and Pervaiz Rashid and PPP leaders Chaudhry Manzoor, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Hasan Murtaza and Qamar Zaman Kaira were also present during the hour-long meeting.