“The policies of Ziaul Haq have not spared anyone, including his own children,” the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader said while speaking to the media outside the National Assembly.
Regarding Asif’s disqualification, Shah said, “It would have been better if this matter was resolved in the Parliament.”
“No politician, including me, is happy about his disqualification,” he added. Asif was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court on Thursday under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for failing to disclose his employment in a UAE company and the monthly salary he was receiving.
Speaking about the budget for fiscal year 2018-19 which the government is set to present today, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly said, “The government should not present a budget for more than four months.”
“The opposition will accept a budget of four months,” he added stating that the government has “started a new tradition of presenting the budget for the whole year”.
The opposition parties have decided to lodge a strong protest in the National Assembly during the budget session today. The protest has been planned as opposition parties, including both the major political parties —Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf — believe that the outgoing government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has no justification for presenting the budget for the whole year.