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Hamza Shahbaz criticizes government for increasing drug prices


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

12th Oct, 2020. 08:08 pm
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Hamza Shahbaz press conference

On Monday, Hamza Shahbaz, leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, criticized the government for increasing the drug prices in Pakistan, said the medicines now “out of the common man’s reach”.

While addressing a press conference outside Punjab Assembly, he said,

“Today, the people are in trouble over wheat prices and the federal minister for food security says he is unaware where the wheat vanished.”

He went on to say that despite 11 notices on inflation by the Prime Minister Imran Khan, it is still increasing rapidly.

Hamza expressed that Pakistan used to export wheat and sugar, and now it is importing them.

“Where is the mafia?” asked Hamza and claimed, “It is in the federal cabinet.”


He further added,

“They sit around Prime Minister Imran Khan and give policies. There is a conflict of interest.”

The Opposition leader said the government’s financial team had come from abroad and was “unaware” of the country’s reality.

“How will they know the problems of a cart vendor,” asked PML-N leader.

“What is the use of such a financial team when the poor people of the country are troubled by inflation?” he further asked.

He also talked about Umar Sheikh, Central City Police Office (CCPO), promotion, Hamza highlighted that,

“The police officer did not receive a promotion for six years due to allegations of financial corruption against him.”

The PML-N also talked about the motorway rape case during the press conference that,

“The forensic lab used to track down the suspect was established during Shahbaz Sharif’s tenure.”

He expressed his anger over the case and said that it had been more than a month and no one was able to arrest the culprits involved in the inhumane crime.


The Opposition leader also slammed the government’s decision of banning TikTok and said such things are not the solution to resolve Pakistan’s problems.

“I am not a fortune teller, but through the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s forum, the people will get rid of this government.”

“Shahbaz was summoned for clean drinking water case and was arrested in Ashiyana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme case,” he said, adding: “Due to this revenge policy, not only the Opposition but the laborers, salaried people, government employees, and all other people are suffering.”

Hamza Shahbaz also highlighted that PTI’s government had come into power 2.5 years ago and made no progress, on the other hand, during the PML-N tenure, the party started different projects for reducing load shedding and took several steps for the country’s progress.

“Today the conditions are worse than 12 October 1999, as Imran Khan is a fascist,” he said.