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NA starts debate on Federal Budget 2015-16

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Published: June 9, 2015 07:16 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly opened debate on Federal Budget 2015-16 with the speech of Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah on Tuesday, who criticised the government on energy crises and also called for adopting a resolution against the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for speaking against Pakistan.

The opposition leader criticized the incumbent government for not fulfilling the promises made with the citizens in the federal budget 2015-16 and lamented that Rs. 46 billion have been spent on Metro bus project which should have been spent on  various public welfare projects. He demanded of the government to raise the salaries of the government officials by 25 percent and police employees by 100 percent.

Khursheed Shah said Pakistan is a federation comprising four units and the budget should have taken care of every unit while distributing resources to them.

Syed Khursheed Shah condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister against Pakistan. He demanded of the House to adopt a resolution to condemn PM Modi’s utterances against Islamabad and urged the Foreign Office to play its role in this regard.

Besides the speech of Leader of the Opposition, MQM parliamentary leader Dr. Farooq Sattar spoke for 69 minutes, two PML-N legislators Daniyal Aziz and Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh for 52 minutes, PTI lawmaker Asad Umer for 39 minutes and an Independent MNA Ghazi Gulab Jamal for 24 minutes.

The Prime Minister did not attend the sitting while the finance Minister and parliamentary leaders of MQM, AMLP, PkMAP, APML, QWP, BNP, JI, ANP and JUI-F were present.

Five points of order consumed ten minutes of the sitting. Two PTI lawmakers, including Shireen Mazari and Arif Alvi, pointed out quorum at 1411 hours, forcing the proceedings to be suspended for six minutes. The next sitting will be held on Wednesday at 10 am.

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