ISLAMABAD, Jun 16 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan was the founder of offshore companies and his cohorts including Aleem Khan and Jehangir Tareen have also owned multiple offshore companies, said Senator Mushahidullah Khan.
Participating in Budget discussion in Senate as the last speaker, he said the name of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif did not appear in Panama papers.
He wondered why prime minister is being implicated as his family is doing business since 1935, by comparing to other leaders who even did not have known source of income.
He said Nawaz Sharif is matchless leader and opposition does not have a leader of such stature.
Criticising the opposition parties, he said provinces receive Rs 2,000 billion per annum from federal divisible pool. Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were ruling in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively, he added.
Despite huge amounts at their disposal in provinces – both have miserably failed to introduce any mega project in their respective provinces, he said.
He said there is no justification of criticism on Punjab projects as the province has launched mega projects by utilising own resources.
The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were criticising 10 percent increase in government servant salary increase and minimum wages of labour but a cursory look at provincial budget of both provinces transpired that both have enhanced salaries by 10 percent and increased minimum wages by Rs 14000.
How a wrong step in Federation became right in province, he questioned.
He said PML-N assumed the government in 2013 in worst conditions as there were bomb blast incidents, coupled with rampant load shedding.
The PML-N government put the country on right path by ensuring peace in Karachi and other areas of the country. The foreign reserves of the country were at best ever level, he added.
He urged the opposition to strengthen hands of the government as it is delivering.
He said the federal budget has provided relief to agriculture, industry and textile sectors and there is no chance of increase in price hike.