PPP to vote for budget 2024-25 to avoid ‘instability’

If we do not vote for the budget, it would amount to dismantling the government, says Naveed Qamar

News Desk June 25, 2024
Naveed Qamar. PHOTO: FILE

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will vote for the budget to prevent instability in the country, senior parliamentarian Syed Naveed Qamar announced on Tuesday.

The decision was made during a parliamentary party meeting chaired by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also in attendance.

PPP Secretary Information Shazia Marri stated that members had expressed concerns about their constituencies in previous meetings.

The party leadership engaged the government to address these issues, with senior PPP parliamentarian Syed Naveed Qamar briefing members on the progress.

Qamar explained that an agreement between the PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was made during the formation of the government.

This agreement included 25 points, some of which have been implemented, while others remain ambiguous.

"Despite certain reservations, we have decided to vote for the finance bill," Qamar said.

"If we do not support the budget, it would dismantle the government and lead to instability, which the PPP seeks to avoid."

Qamar noted that the PPP anticipates that the points raised by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the assembly will be accepted by the government.

The PPP will continue discussions with the government to ensure these issues are addressed.


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