‘Economic, political crises weaken state’

PPP leader says people burdened by taxes

APP February 19, 2023


Pakistan Peoples Party Central Committee Member and Incharge Peoples Labour Bureau Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmad has said the labour class would have to jointly struggle for freedom from the class system in the society.

In a statement issued on Saturday, he said that five institutions and 50 families had grasped the country, society and economy, adding that the exploitation of the working class would continue if this grip was not be broken.

He said economic and political crisis have weakened the roots of the state from inside and all parts of the ruling class had been failed.

He said that a joint effort of workers, labours, youth, farmers and deprived people was needed to save themselves.

“No politics, no justice, no journalism, no security and no economy prevail in the country,” he lamented.

“Nobody is ready to sacrifice for the country,” he said. Criticising the current taxes, he said that all burden had been shifted to the shoulders of the poor by imposing indirect taxes.

“It is the only country of the world where taxes are collected from the poor and the rich is being facilitated,” he added.

Manzoor said revolutionary steps were needed to combat current economic crises instead of traditional ways.


Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2023.


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