Bilawal says toppling govt need of the hour

Says if nation wants end to soaring inflation, PTI-led govt must be sent home


Our Correspondent September 19, 2021
Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto addressing a press conference in Islamabad on June 4, 2021. SCREENGRAB

KARACHI:

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that if the nation wanted to get rid of soaring inflation, the PTI-led government must be sent home.

Censuring the presidential ordinance on the collection of up to 35% income tax through electricity bills, the PPP chairperson on Saturday claimed that after the imposition of the new tax regulation, people were finding it hard to keep their head above water.

“The people are already depositing billions of rupees in the national treasury in the form of indirect taxes on everything from basic necessities to mobile recharge cards,” he said.

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The Bhutto scion asserted that inflating electricity rates after an increase in petrol prices will raise the cost of production of factories, which will further impact the budget of the common man, adding that if taxes are to be imposed then Imran Khan should levy them on his rich friends who were given billions of rupees in tax exemptions.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that Prime Minister  Imran Khan has made inflation the biggest problem of the people of Pakistan. "We strongly reject the 5% income tax on electricity bills up to Rs10,000 and 10% income tax on bills up to Rs20,000," he declared.

The nation must decide if they want to save themselves from inflation, which is only possible if they get rid of the PTI government, he announced, adding that if people across the country do not come onto the streets with resolve against inflation, the PTI government will not stop harassing them.

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