Dua Kanwal in “Experts” covered these topics:
Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday launched a staunch defence of the government’s amended finance bill before it was presented and subsequently passed by the National Assembly.
The finance minister, during his speech, also announced that the restriction on non-filers on the purchase of cars and land is being reinstated. Overseas Pakistanis, buyers of motorcycles and rickshaws of up to 200cc engine capacity, and widows will be exempted; the latter, however, only on inherited properties.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said the Parliament is not “some container” and there is a huge difference between leading a sit-in and the government.
Expressing his opinions during a debate on the mini budget in the National Assembly, the PPP chairman said, “I had a lot of expectations regarding ‘Naya Pakistan’s’ first budget, however, it made no mention of the government’s 100-day plan.”
“Even Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) voters are disappointed today. Those voters are disappointed who voted for one Pakistan and not two,
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday took notice of Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan’s statements in which he claimed that PML-N has mended fences with the establishment.