Govt imposing taxes on behest of IMF, overlooking Parliament: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: A unanimous opposition in the National Assembly on Tuesday boycotted proceedings against the imposition of additional taxes without the approval of Parliament.

Leader of Opposition in NA Syed Khursheed Shah said that the government was imposing these taxes on the behest of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that till the government does not withdraw the additional General Sales Taxes (GST) on POL products, they would not go back into Parliament.

He said that in the past, Atiqa Odho, Ajinomoto, and Suo Moto were famous names and that if the issue of taxes wasn’t solved they would go to court.

He went on to say that the government should not punish the citizens as well as the Parliament due to its own inefficiency and that it is the people and the Parliament that have saved the government so they deserve respect.

Khursheed Shah further said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is making decisions in such a way that it seems the common man is their enemy. He also said that there was no point of metro or bullet trains since the people would still be hungry and that the party members of PML-N should themselves also protest.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Rashid Godil said that the common man wants to dissociate itself from such a democracy.