QUETTA: President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Balochistan, retired Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch has criticised the federal government for increasing gas and electricity tariffs and resultant price-hike.
Presiding over a meeting of his party here on Tuesday, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had deceived people by making fake promises.
He said since the PTI came to power the rate of inflation had hit its peak, affecting the purchasing power of people who were facing skyrocketing prices with the passage of every day.
Mr Baloch said his party had decided to launch an anti-government campaign very soon in Balochistan with the support of all opposition parties.
He said the federal government could not survive in the current situation because the poor masses were unable to feed their children twice a day due to its wrong policies.
The PML-N leader said it was the democratic right of people to make the prime minister and his cabinet accountable.
Talking about the government’s amnesty scheme, Mr Baloch accused the prime minister of giving amnesty to his corrupt ministers, friends and close relatives. He said when the PML-N government had announced the amnesty scheme, the PTI and its leadership opposed it.
“The present government will prove to be a big disaster for the nation because our enemies have been mocking on country’s dwindling economy while in the past 10 months the prime minister has not taken any action against corrupt mafia sitting in his cabinet,” he said.
PML-N leader Jamal Shah Kakar said his party’s central leadership had been informed about the decision made in today’s meeting for launching a campaign against the federal government in Balochistan.
Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2019