PML-N vows to oppose budget passage


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday vowed to stop the passage of the federal budget for the year 2019-20 from the National Assembly.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the PML-N parliamentary party presided over by Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

“We will press hard not to allow approval of this budget in the assembly session,” Sharif said.

“It is first instance in the parliamentary history that a government is itself impeding debate on the budget,” PML-N leader said.

Shehbaz Sharif also said that efforts were made (in his absence) to spread rumors about him.

He said Nawaz Sharif is anxious about the situation of the country.

The meeting also prayed for good health and recuperation of party’s supreme leader Nawaz Sharif who has been imprisoned Kot Lakhpat Jail.

It is to be mentioned here that another major opposition party Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has formed a committee to prevent approval of budget in the National Assembly.

The committee has decided to contact all political parties in the parliament including Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement, two members of the PTI led ruling coalition, to convince them against passage of the budget, party sources said.

A recently held meeting between Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz was also part of same agenda, sources added.