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Rs15bn subsidy on daily use items is a joke, says CM’s aide

LARKANA: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Universities & Boards, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, on Tuesday termed Rs15 billion subsidy on daily use items as a joke and policy of adhocism.

“Utility Stores are not available everywhere so from where people will get flour and other items on subsidized rates. Permanent relief package and subsidy on all commodities used daily and support price for tomatoes and onions, he said while addressing party activists at his residence Tuesday. Khuhro said federal government had bowed down to its knees before IMF and had increased rates of flour, petroleum products, sugar and other things and was hiding its failure by announcing temporary relief package.

He said even poor people were being run on adhocism like the country. He said change government had become destructive one, but Prime Minister Imran Khan was not habitual of learning from such mistakes. “If FBR has failed to collect taxes, then why people are being punished. The FBR chairman’s resignation issue will not be resolved, hence, the prime minister himself should step down,” Khuhro suggested.

PPP Sindh Chief said that soon gas, electricity tariffs and sales tax would be enhanced to meet Rs 200 billion shortfall. He said gas & electricity bills were torn in the past by Imran Khan but he cannot see increase now in such rates, which had very badly affected common men and the industry adding if such state of affairs continued then people one day would be forced not to pay monthly bills.

Khuhro said the federal government had been brought not for giving relief to the masses but for people-enmity. He said it was failure of IGP Sindh to submit charge sheets against his own officers when transfers and postings were made by him and they worked right or wrong under his nose for which he was responsible.

He said the federal government intends to cut Rs8 billion more from NFC Award on the pretext of low tax collection which he termed step-motherly treatment. He said Sindh would not accept any cut, adding prosperous provinces mean prosperous Pakistan. He said if federal government failed to deliver due to its bad policies, then why provinces were punished for its mismanagement.