S. A Haidri,
Muzaffarabad: Opposition members of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) legislative Assembly sternly opposed the budget presented for the next fiscal year 2019-20 present by the incumbent government of AJK here on Tuesday.
Members on opposition benches including Opposition Leader Chaudhary Yaseen, Ex- Prime Ministers AJK Sardar Attqiue Ahmed, Ch. Abdul Majid, Abdul Majid Khan, Hassan Ibrahim, Muhammad Saghir Khan, Ghulam Mohhi ud din Dewan, Shazia Akbar and others remained stand up while Incharge Minister Finance Dr. Najeed Naqi presented the budget.
Opposition members also chanted slogans as “Na-Manzoor, Na-Manzoor (Un-acceptable)” while hitting their tables continuously.
Due to disorder and high vocals in the budget session besides poor sound systems, none of the any member including the Speaker was able to listen the budget speech.
While talking to media persons in the corridors of the Assembly premises, opposition members expressed that even the Ministers and other members of legislative assembly were not interested to listen budget speech and many ministers were busy in gossips and chit chat during the budget speech.
They said that the incumbent government of AJK is trying to cheat the masses as last year development budget was not increased and immense amount of development budget is expected to be lapsed during the current fiscal year while some beneficiaries are nowadays busy in preparing fake schemes to fulfill their target.
They reiterated that the MLA funds for the construction of roads are still pending during the current budget, Government has completely ignored the health department and we are astonished that Minister Health who is also Finance Minister in charge didn’t work for his own department during budget preparation.
They said that it seems like those who are presenting budget are also unaware of the budget figures or maybe they were also not apprised during the budget preparation process.
They demanded that government should provide the data of all development schemes in documented form with video evidences that all the development budget for the current fiscal year have been incurred appropriately.