Bilawal, Shehbaz reject budget 2020-21, agree on calling APC next week

Staff Reporter


ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif rejected budget 2020-21 presented by the government a few weeks ago and agreed to call an All Parties Conference next week in light of the evolving political situation in the country.

Bilawal telephoned the former Punjab chief minister on Friday and inquired after his well-being, days after Shehbaz tested positive for COVID-19.

The two leaders also discussed the contemporary political situation of the country agreeing to summon an All Parties Conference next week.

Both the leaders, in unison, rejected the budget which was presented this month by the government.

Earlier this week, the PML-N president said that the “confused” statements made by Prime Minister Imran Khan about the coronavirus outbreak show that he is in a state of denial which, he alleged, is leading to a rise in the deaths due to the deadly disease.

“Ministers are making announcements regarding deaths from the coronavirus but the statements from the premier are in total contradiction to those,” Shehbaz said, in a statement today.

The PML-N president, who is also a cancer survivor, tested positive for the virus on June 11.