Federal budget an insult to aspirations of masses, thunders Omar Ayub

Federal budget an insult to aspirations of masses, thunders Omar Ayub


Opposition leader opened the general debate on budget with his fiery speech

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Omar Ayub said on Thursday the budget documents were illegal. 

As per the parliamentary traditions, the opposition leader opened the general debate on budget on Thursday with his fiery speech in the National Assembly. 

“We couldn’t run our election campaigns due to the crackdown of police,” said the opposition leader who added that the cases under the sections of terrorism were being registered against the PTI workers even today. 

"We are the real heroes of Form-45 as people gave us the mandate," he added. 

According to the opposition leader, the economy of the country was destabilised as a result of the no-trust motion that was moved to oust the government of Imran Khan. 

Speaking on the floor of the house, the opposition leader said the government had dug a grave for itself through this budget. 

“This budget was prepared by economic hitmen who want to shake the foundations of the country,” said Omar Ayub. 

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The opposition leader was of the view that the PTI founder was still in illegal detention. He said the budget was against the people of Pakistan. 

“Muhammad Aurangzeb was made finance minister but he was then stabbed in the back as he was removed from the chairmanship of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec),” he said. 

According to an agreement among the parties’ representatives in a meeting with Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on June 6, the assembly will continue the debate on the budget until June 24. 

The members will take part in the debate and vote on cut motions on June 26 and 27, and the budget is expected to be passed on June 28. 

Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb presented the federal budget for fiscal year 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rs18,877 billion earlier this month.