Debate on federal budget has been started in the National Assembly. Opposition criticized the government on budget. Opposition leader in the National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali said that provinces were not taken into confidence on the issue of raise in salaries. It is not a kingdom that the Pm makes decision without consultation. Ch. Nisar said that provinces asked to make 25 percent increase in the salaries but the PM announced 50 percent increase due to which provinces have to bear further burden of Rs 40 billion. He said that on the one hand subsidies are being eliminated and on the other budget of PM House and President House is being increased. He said that there is no mention to resolve the issues of circular debt, loadshedding and inflation.


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