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June 16, 2021

Govt robbing people by raising taxes: Bilawal

June 16, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari rejected IMF's demand to impose income tax worth Rs150 billion on the salaried class and said that the ruling government is successfully robbing the pockets of the people by raising taxes.

“Budget 2021 is a document in which amnesty has been given to certain investors by taking money from people's pockets. They are squeezing the blood of the people with unbearable taxes and creating luxuries for the elite,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called out Imran Khan's plot to break the economic backbone of the common citizens. "The incumbent government is ready to impose a 10% tax on pension and provident funds," stated Bilawal. He said the PTI government is even levying taxes on travel allowances of people associated with the newspaper industry. “The PTI government is the most corrupt government in the country's history,” he said.

The PPP chairman said due to Imran Khan's anti-people measures, hotel employees will no longer get a tax-free meal while on duty. He lamented that with the new budget, the puppet prime minister has also attacked employees of educational institutions who will no longer be able to provide free education to their children.

Bilawal also said that after the end of tax exemption, the hospitals would no longer be able to provide free or discounted treatment to their employees. He also declared the efforts to abolish medical allowances of the salaried class as an anti-people measure. "While chanting the slogans of the state of Madina, Imran Khan has established an empire inspired by the tyrant kings of the past," he said.