ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced countrywide protest rallies on Saturday (July 2) against rising inflation and amendments in the NAB law.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said that the main rally will be held at Parade Ground in Islamabad on Saturday (July 2) while the protest rallies would also be held in other cities across the country including Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Faisalabad.
Imran Khan said that everyone has to come out against this imported government not for him but for the future of their children.
The former prime minister said that the 10 percent super tax imposed by the coalition government on 13 major large-scale industries will bring a storm of inflation in the country.
He said that with the imposition of a 10 per cent super tax, the tax on 13 major large-scale industries will reach 40 per cent that would led to the shutting down of many factories.
The former PM said that the industries have started laying off employees after the imposition of super tax.
He said that the increase in diesel price would affect farmers, adding that the incompetent government has also increased tax on the salaried class. The salaried class was earlier given a tax exemption on an income of Rs100,000 but the incumbent government has decreased the slab to Rs 50,000, he said.
Imran Khan said that his government collected record tax revenue during its tenure, adding that his government didn’t burden those who were paying taxes, while 43 million non-paying households were added in the tax net.
Regarding NAB law, the PTI chairman said that he has challenged the amendments in the Supreme Court, adding that he has confidence in the judiciary as it will not allow oppression.
“If they [incumbent rulers] succeeds, the country wouldn’t need enemies,” he said and added these NAB amendments are going to destroy Pakistan as the big robbers will be exempted under NAB amendments.
He said, “The rulers have dug the grave of the system of accountability to save themselves, adding that no one will be able to ask the person who bought the property with the plundered money.