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Government contrasting with institutions, harmful for country

ISLAMABAD:

Government’s MNA  Nehal Hashmi’s diatribe on judiciary resonated the parliament on Friday,while opposition leaders boycotted the budget session.

Government is clashing with institutions of Pakistan.Government has refused to telecast the speech of opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah on state television Ptv. Meanwhile opposition boycotted the budget session due to this issue.

In the absence of the opposition’s input on the finance bill, the house lacked the traditional uproar that marked previous budget debates and left the treasury benches with hardly any interest in house proceedings. Likewise previous budgets ,there was no commotion in parliament.

Nehal’s excoriation on judiciary made grumpy opposition

The opposition has been boycotting the budget session since May 29 when the debate was initiated in the assembly.

The opposition did not participate in debate session after opposition leader raised point of order on house.

The sitting of the National Assembly started around 50 minutes behind schedule with Speaker Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

Raising a point of order, the opposition leader said: “The budget is not people friendly and no relief has been given to different segments of society.”

Opposition held mock session of budget to criticize govt policies

Mr Khursheed Shah spoke to media outside of the parliament that nation has grave concerns on country’s recent circumstances. Military is fighting a war of terrorism and our boarders are also not secure. Our neighboring country Iran is also intimidating us.

Budget session, opposition’s boycott bewildered the house

Meanwhile budget session, speaker asked Khawja Asif to avoid using the words Rangbazi because it is against the rules. Taking part in the debate on the budget, PML-N lawmaker Shaista Malik congratulated the government for presenting a ‘people friendly’ budget. She proposed that more funds should be allocated for the education sector. She argued that education is mainstream of any country’s progress. Therefore more budget should be allocated for education.

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