PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that owing to the inflation created by the government's "economic manipulation," the masses are paying the price every day.
In a statement, he said that he will not allow the PTI-led government to pass an"anti-people budget," adding that he has directed the party's economic advisory to hold a pre-budget seminar so that people can understand the reality of the economy.
"Economists will tell the nation the reality of the economy in the pre-budget seminar," said Shahbaz. "The masses are paying the price of the government's economic manipulation every day due to inflation."
It should be recalled that Shahbaz had hosted a dinner reception two days ago in which he had invited PPP, ANP, and other Opposition party leaders. According to sources, the overall political situation of the country was discussed at the dinner, including the economy.
Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz had clarified that the dinner had nothing to do with the Pakistan Democratic Movement and it was hosted by Shahbaz in his capacity as the Leader of the Opposition in the NA.
She claimed the government had "lied" about the gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which even the ruling party's own representatives are not ready to accept. The PML-N leader said people from all walks of life have been affected by inflation.