Oppositions slams govt on various issues but avoids to move cut motion.


ISLAMABAD -- The PTI's government in Friday's national assembly session faced strong criticism over the recent statements of Prime Minister and his ministers about fake licenses of pilots, using word martyrdom for Osma Bin Laden (OBL) and claims for taking appropriate measures to control coronavirus pandemic.

The opposition members, raising objections over the allocations of different ministries, said that the statement of Minister Ghulam Sarwar about pilots brought bad name to the country.

They targeted Prime Minister for terming current account deficit as only indicator to gauge the economy of any country and opposed the decision for not increasing salaries and pensions of government employees. The opposition also held responsible Prime Minister for initiating new controversy by using word martyrdom for OBL.

The house, in eight hours long proceedings, has approved over hundred demands for grants related to different ministries and attached divisions and departments for the next fiscal year.

Perhaps for the first time opposition did not move cut motion on some of demands for grants. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an important part of opposition, did not spared its opposition allies [PPP-P and PML-N] for taking NRO from incumbent government in return of not moving cut-motions

PML-N's senior MNA Ahsan Iqbal, raising objection on the speech of Prime Minister, said that there was contradiction in the statements of Prime Minister about taking loans, size of federal cabinet and other matters. 'This government has taken loans against the tall claims of Prime Minister,' he said mentioning that Prime Minister had claimed to run federal cabinet with only 18 ministers but the size of incumbent government's federal cabinet would comparatively larger than all previous governments,' he said, counting the contradiction in the speeches of prime minister. He further said it was not Madina state model but it could be called...

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