Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Friday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the premier has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the economic war.
Talking to the media, he said the government says that the burden will not fall on the poor people, whereas in reality, the mini-budget, which was tabled in the NA on Thursday, will seize the economy’s engine altogether.
This is the level of brutality and indifference the government has shown towards the poor people of Pakistan, the opposition leader said.
Shehbaz further accused the Imran Khan-led government of increasing inflation in the country.
Later in the day, he, in a tweet, said that the mini-budget is a declaration of war on the poor and middle-class people, who will be adversely affected by the price hike.
“This bill is a proof that the budget 2021-22 was a pack of lies, a fact I have repeatedly mentioned ever since,” he wrote in the tweet.
Earlier on Thursday, the PML-N leader had said that economic and political stability feeds directly into national security.
In a tweet, he had said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government has been the worst by way of mismanaging economy and delivering poor governance.
Shehbaz had added that never before have the citizens been so hopeless about their future and warned that all this has implications for national security.