All PM Imran thinks of is new means to acquire charity money: Bilawal

Says premier should take responsibility for 'higest ever inflation'; profiteering mafia has spiraled out of control


Our Correspondent April 25, 2021
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is addressing a press conference in Jacobabad district of Sindh. SCREENGRAB

KARACHI:

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Sunday that rulers across the world think about benefiting their public, while "all Prime Minister Imran Khan thinks of is new means to acquire charity money".

"Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'change' is to provide relief to his businessmen friends and entangle the commoners in inflation," the PPP chief said in a statement released by the party.

He further said that raising voice for those being turned away from pharmacies for not being able to buy medicines is not [political] point-scoring.

"A 100 per cent increase in the prices of medicines is tantamount to depriving the common man the right to life," he added.

Bilawal lamented that PM Imran didn't seem to care about the parents who were unable to pay their children's school fee.

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"Inflation is at its highest ever peak in the country," he said, adding that "those talking against corruption have forced commoners to stand in long queues to get sugar."

The PPP chief said that free food centres won't end poverty. "You will have to do something about it," he said, accusing the premier of "trying to deprive a commoner, who already has to pay Rs68 for a 20-kilogramme bag of flour, of even a single meal".

He opined that the profiteering mafia spirals out of control and causes inflation when the ruler is corrupt.

The people, he added, will never forgive "the 'selected' prime minister who burdened them with taxes on the directions of the IMF."

Bilawal questioned that if three years aren't enough for the government to bring the "change", why has medical treatment become so expensive at the government-run hospitals in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the last eight years.

"Imran Khan should take responsibility of not overcoming inflation and step down from his post," he concluded.

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