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June 13, 2021

Khattak terms budget a big blow to opposition parties

NOWSHERA: Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak said on Saturday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had stunned the opposition parties by presenting a people-friendly budget and putting the country on the right track to development and prosperity.

“The Pakistan Democratic Movement leaders, who claim to be champions of democracy, are now looking towards army to come and dislodge the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government,” he said this while speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of office-bearers of All Bakers Association and other gatherings in the district here.

He said that the government economic team had presented a people-friendly budget that left the opposition parties’ leaders including Maulana Fazlur Rahman astonished.

He said the PDM had lost trust of the people as its leaders presented different narratives to dislodge the government.Pervez Khattak said that PDM had no proper agenda and it only wanted protection for its own leaders.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan would not come under pressure due to the opposition’s protest movement and the PTI government would continue blanket accountability,” he added.

He said that the PM had set the growth rate at 4.8 for the upcoming fiscal year and the poor would hear more good news in the time to come.

The federal minister said that the opposition parties wanted to save its leaders, who were facing inquiries by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged corrupt practices.

The federal minister defended the NAB and rejected the opposition parties’ allegations that the anti-graft body was victimizing the rivals of the government.

“The cases, both the PML-N and PPP leaders are facing, were not instituted during our tenure,” he claimed.