'Imran Khan imposed Rs 700 billion taxes after fixing Rs 20,000 as income of laborers'

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has said that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has put a sales tax of 17% on dairy products in a country where one of every three children is suffering from malnutrition.

PPP chief said that Imran Khan imposed taxes worth Rs 700 billion after fixing Rs 20,000 as the income of laborers in the budget. He further said that 17% cut in the income of common man and 25% hike in the prices of essential items within one year is the real face of change.

Bilawal Bhutto maintained that imposition of 17% sales tax on dairy products was equivalent to killing the children in a country where poverty ratio was 40%. He said that public response will be too intense to be handled by Imran Khan after the rise in inflation as a result of spike in the prices of flour, oil and electricity in the budget.

He said that the PTI government was trying to snub the voices of opposition in order to hide the facts of anti-people budget from the public.