In a statement issued from Media Cell Bilawal House, the PPP Chairman said that Imran Khan should take responsibility for not controlling inflation, resign and go home.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing Imran Khan said that inflation was touching the highest level in the country and that people’s patience was running out. “More than 100 per cent increase in the prices of medicines is tantamount to depriving the common man of his right to life. Flitting between his illegal Banigala mansion and the aircondioned rooms of the Prime Minister’s House, the selected PM has no idea of the plight of parents who are having trouble paying their children’s school fees and house rent,” he added.
He pointed out that there has not been a single Eid since Imran Khan has been Prime Minister where it has been easy for a poor family to buy new clothes due to high prices. “Imran Khans false crusade against corruption has lured the people into long queues for sugar.” He also said that rulers around the world base policies on what they think is in the best interests of their people while Imran Khans policies seem focused on ways to enrich is cronies.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that if Imran Khan wants to argue that three years are too short for the change he claimed he would bring in ninety days, then how does he explain his parties eight years in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? Can he name a single thing that has changed apart from increasing prices at government hospitals.
The PPP Chairman added that Imran Khan should know that publicity stunts like opening Lungarkhanas will not end poverty, as one has to practically and actively implement policies aimed at eradicating poverty, instead of pursuing policies aimed at eradicating the poor.
He said that the selected Prime Minister was trying to deprive the common man of the comfort and security of even a piece of bread, “People are compelled to pay Rs. 68 more for 20 kg bag of flour,” he added.
The people will never forgive Imran Khan for crushing the poor under the burden of taxes imposed on the orders of the IMF.
“When a Prime Minister is a thief, the mafias in the country go out of control and turn everything expensive to make windfall profits like they did in sugar, flour, petrol, medicines etc. Imran Khan’s change is to give tax breaks to his capitalist friends and tighten the noose on the common man,” he concluded.