ISLAMABAD – Central Information Secretary PPP Parliamrntarinans Shazia Atta Marri has said that the statement of Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin regarding reduction in prices of flour, sugar was based on merely lies and ridiculousness.
She said the advisor on finance was trying to cover-up the incompetence of selected PM Imran Khan and he should not make the fake interpretations on rising prices and growing inflation rate in the country by giving the COVID-19 pretext. She said that government created crisis of sugar and wheat itself artificially. Marri added that PTI’s government exported sugar and wheat on the cheap price and then imported simultaneously.
She uttered that the high price of sugar and wheat in an agricultural country like Pakistan was the incompetence of PTI’s government.
Marri questioned from government if COVID-19 was responsible for fixing prices of petrol, gas and electricity in the country. Is Covid-19 causing an obstacle in delay of procurement of LNG?” She surprisingly asked were the high prices of life-saving drugs linked with coronavirus pandemic. She said that PTI-led incompetent government was also blaming the COVID-19 situation for not increasing the salaries and pensions of government employees. Marri uttered that Shaukat Tarin had said himself that notice often issued while speaking against National Accountability Bureau and added that former President Asif Ali Zardari had rightly said that NAB and the country’s economy could not go together.