‘Cut expenses, don’t burden the people’ – 30 Jan 2023
Nasreen Jalil suggested cutting off perks to officers and levying agriculture income tax.
Opposition political parties, trade and transport bodies have rejected the recent massive increase in the prices of petroleum products.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Deputy Convener Nasreen Jalil said that it is very cruel to put the entire burden on the people to get the country out of economic difficulties. She suggested cutting perks of to officers and levying agriculture income tax.
Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) General Secretary Sardar Abdur Haim said that instead of reducing its lavish spending and luxury the corrupt coalition government is dropping the inflation bomb on the people.
Sindh United Party and Convener Sindh Action Committee Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah said that the corrupt government is putting the burden of its corruption on the people.
The poor people in the country are being forced to starve and commit suicide.
All Pakistan Anjuman Tajran (APAT) President Ajmal Baloch, in a statement, termed the fresh hike in petroleum the last nail in the coffin of the country’s economy.
Karachi Tajir Ittehad Chairman Atiq Mir said the fuel price hike will unleash a storm of hyperinflation pressing people already crushed under high prices.
PTI MPA and Pakistan Goods Transport Alliance President Malik Shahzad Awan said it has become impossible for them to operate their businesses profitably.