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PPP to resist budget, anti-media bills in parliament

By Our Correspondent
June 02, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday vowed to oppose and resist the budget and legislation to crush the freedom of media in the Parliament.

“The PPP will oppose every effort to crush the freedom of expression by the puppet government,” he said while chairing a meeting of the PPP Senate parliamentary party. The meeting was attended by the PPP senators, along with opposition leader in Senate Yusuf Raza Gilani and party’s parliamentary leader in Senate Sherry Rehman.

Bilawal discussed in the meeting the budget for the next financial year, and he was also briefed about the Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance.

Bilawal said it was unfortunate that the government was running on ordinances, ignoring the parliament. Later in the evening, he chaired a consultative meeting and decided that Khursheed Shah would look into the issue of electoral reforms after his release from the jail, as he was already tasked the electoral reforms.

The meeting was attended by Naveed Qamar, Faisal Karim Kundi, Shazia Marri, Sindh Minister Nasir Shah, Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh Murtaza Wahab and Senator Palwasha Khan. The meeting also discussed the current political situation in the country.