LAHORE: PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the Punjab budget reflects Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s incompetence and slavery of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In a statement issued here on Saturday, she termed the budget 2019-20 a sinister attempt to destroy the province which was the breadbasket of the entire country and the ‘chief culprit’ of this plan was Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“The disastrous budget will only increase hatred of the inept government that is imposed on them through rigging and now it is taking away the people’s right to survival. The puppet premier’s puppet chief minister has snatched away what is left from the people of Pakistan already crushed under the exponential inflation and unemployment.”

Ms Marriyum said the so-called advocates of health and education had cut both the sectors’ funds by a staggering three times and not a single brick had been laid of any development project in the past 10 months.

She pledged the opposition would not allow this anti-public budget to be approved.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2019