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Shehbaz Sharif rejects PM's relief package, terms it a bundle of lies

04 Nov, 2021
Shehbaz Sharif has rejected the relief package of Prime Minister Imran Khan. File Photo
Shehbaz Sharif has rejected the relief package of Prime Minister Imran Khan. File Photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has rejected the relief package of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In a statement, PML-N President, while commenting on the rime minister's speech, said that like the promises and budget of the present government, his so-called relief package is a bundle of lies.

"Is this a tax free budget?" he questioned. "Now it is being admitted that the price of petrol will further increase," he said adding that if the price of electricity and gas went up, then how could there be no inflation?

Sharif said that after setting a historical record of inflation, the prime minister should resign with a confession of failure.

Sharif further said the conditions imposed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) have badly affected the people of Pakistan.

The reaction came after PM Imran Khan said that the price of petrol in Pakistan is low, the prices of petrol will have to be increased further otherwise the deficit will increase.

Addressing to nation on Ehsaas Ration Program, the prime minister said that he is really grateful for the support of friendly country as it helped to manage the stability of Pakistani rupee.

The premier said the package would be "the biggest welfare programme in Pakistan s history", which he said would take the country towards becoming a welfare state.