KARACHI: PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticised the federal government’s economic policy on Monday and blamed it for the price hike.
He was speaking at a ceremony held for balloting of 27,500 plots to be given to the poorest of the poor.
The balloting is the part of a Sindh government’s ‘Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Towns’ programme under which 50,000 plots will be given to poor people in eight districts of the province — Karachi, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Thatta, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur and Tando Mohammad Khan.
The PPP chairperson congratulated the Sindh government and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for launching the programme.
He criticised the PML-N government’s privatisation policy and said the policies of the PPP had always been for the masses.
He added that the party was committed to its slogan of ‘roti, kapra aur makan’.
The chief minister said providing plots to poor people was one of the pledges made in the PPP’s election manifesto.
He paid homage to party leaders and former prime ministers Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. He praised former president Asif Ali Zardari for initiating many pro-poor schemes during the party’s government at the centre.
Mr Shah severely criticised the loan scheme for youth recently launched by the PML-N government.