ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan announced a massive public gathering at the Parade Ground on July 2 along with nationwide protests against the ‘imported’ government.
In a video message from his Bani Gala residence, the former minister the power show will be held next Saturday for locals and those from Rawalpindi.
“Rest in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Multan and our big cities. I’m telling everyone that you have to carry out protests on Saturday night and fully participate, not for me but for your future,” he added.
Imran Khan said that the current rulers have no plan to fix the economy and have pushed the country towards disaster which has devastated the common.
The PTI chief has said that for the first time ever, the government passed a provisional budget that is now being revised. He said the government is going to impose a petroleum levy of Rs50 which will further increase the prices of petrol and diesel.
He said that due to “super tax”, corporate taxation will go up to 39% on industries which will increase unemployment in the country as companies have started laying off workers.
He said that industries could not pay the tax as the rupee was depreciating while load shedding and expensive diesel would impact agriculture sector.
Imran Khan said that he had also withdrawn the tax exemption of the salaried class which will further lead people to evade taxes. He said the PTI government collected record taxes during its tenure and identified 43 million non-paying households.
He said that instead of burdening the taxpayers, they planned to increase the tax net. Imran Khan said that 20 industries were selected for the track-and-trace system and work on three had already started while there were record exports in the textile sector.
He further said that NAB amendments will lead to the nation’s destruction. “Pakistan does not need any enemy, their amendments are only causing destruction of the country,” he exclaimed.
He said that the government has given exemption to corrupt people and had ruined the justice system to save their theft oblivious of the nation’s future.
He said that NAB recovered Rs480 billion during PTI’s era. If the NAB law is passed, Pakistan will become a banana republic and corruption cases worth Rs1,100 billion will be waived.
Imran Khan announced that he is going to organise a power show at Parade Ground next week and asked people to stage protests in major cities across the country.