Bilawal urges opp for solutions

Our Correspondent June 26, 2024
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaking at the floor of the National Assembly (NA) on June 25, 2024. PHOTO: FILE




PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has called on the opposition parties to work with the government ‘in the public interest by offering suggestions rather than staging protests.

Speaking at the National Assembly (NA) session chaired by Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Bhutto said, “The public wants solutions to their problems. Without consensus on democracy, public hopes cannot be fulfilled.” He stressed the need for unity between the government and opposition for the public’s benefit, noting that while the PPP supported PM Shehbaz Sharif, they were not consulted on the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) or the budget.

“If the prime minister had sought everyone’s opinion, it would have been a political and economic victory for Pakistan,” he maintained.

He urged the opposition to sit with the government and provide constructive suggestions instead of protesting.

“We pray that he [prime minister] succeeds in bringing Pakistan out of difficulties,” the former foreign minister said while highlighting the economic challenges of the country.

“Five years ago, 35,000 rupees could support a household; now inflation is easing slightly, and we hope the public feels this relief.”


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