SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that his party will not accept the reformed general sales tax (RGST).
“The tax will increase inflation and aggravate the suffering of the consumers,” Nawaz told party workers in Sheikhupura on Saturday where he had gone to condole the death of a PML-N leader’s mother.
Nawaz said that his party would oppose the imposition of unnecessary taxes and demanded that the federal government curtail its expenditure instead of increasing taxation.
Talking about WikiLeaks, he said that it has brought to light the actual doings of various people.
He also urged young people to join the PML-N’s political struggle for the betterment of Pakistan. “Our party would oppose the wrong policies of the government while supporting their good decisions,” he said.
However, he said, the PML-N had its agenda in place if it came to power. “The PML-N will put the country on the road to progress, economic self-reliance and control inflation,” he said, adding that party workers would be given priority in all matters.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2010.