Budget 2011, an excellent budget: PM Gilani

The government was very patient when opposition members tried various tactics to hinder the speech, says Gilani.


Express June 05, 2011

MULTAN: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the government has successfully come up with an excellent budget despite enormous financial odds.

Talking to the media in Multan, Prime Minister Gilani said democratic values and principles concerning the budget would be upheld.

The PM said that the government was very patient with the opposition during the budget speech in the National Assembly when the opposition members tried various tactics to try to hinder the speech.

Regarding the Punjab Assembly's budget session, he said his party would not behave undemocratically.

He also said the government would not let anybody derail the system with theatrics.

Talking on the issue of a Seraiki province, he said the president formed a manifesto committee for the creation of the province.

Punjab government submits 3 year performance fact sheet

PPP Punjab's Parliamentary party issued the fact sheet containing record of three-year performance of the Punjab government.

According to Deputy Parliamentary leader of PPP in Punjab Assembly, Shaukat Basra, the Punjab government has written a request for 23 billion rupees loan from Asian Development Bank.

He added that Punjab government is facing a deficit of 70billion rupees while payment of 400 billion rupees loan is due on it.

Not accepting Foreign aid also affected 14 mega projects in Punjab worth 50 billion rupees.

Basra also said that Shahbaz Sharif only attended the Punjab Assembly session seven times in three years.

Budget allocation, a manipulation of words: Shahbaz Sharif

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the budget allocation for Punjab is just a manipulation of words.

The chief minister said those who looted the public's billions were made ministers, while the condition of the poor is deteriorating by the day.

Shahbaz Sharif was speaking at the Aashiyana Housing Project in Lahore, a housing scheme for lower-middle class families with a monthly income of under 20 thousand rupees.

He added that 500 homes will be ready by July.

COMMENTS (4)

3footninja | 10 years ago | Reply Dear Mr. PM, Before you talk to 180 million people about anything at all, will you kindly: a) declare your assets (local/foreign), b) pay your taxes (you can start with paying more than ZERO), c) pay you gas/electricity bills (you owe PEPCO millions of Rs.), d) reduce expenditure of the PM "palace" from Rs. 1M/day to something more reasonable. Once you are done putting your house in order, you can try doing the same for the country that you are supposedly representing. We would appreciate if you can either do so asap, or quit the government. Sincerely, Pakistan.
sam | 10 years ago | Reply given that a man as intelligent and insightful as PM gilani feels this way about the budget, my concerns are surely put at ease.... i am ofcourse being sacrastic... on both accounts; my level of comfort, and the PM's not so visible intelligence.
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