Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Imran Khan would remain absent from parliament during budget session being held this Friday.
The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said that the outgoing federal government does not have the mandate to announce the budget for the whole fiscal year.
He has directed parliamentarians Asad Umar and Shah Mehmood Qureshi to protest during the session if the budget of more than four months of the next fiscal year is announced.
Khan has called a meeting of PTI’s parliamentary party at 2 pm on Friday.
The federal government will be presenting the budget for FY18-19 tomorrow.
The opposition parties have criticized the move stating that the outgoing government cannot announce the budget for the whole fiscal year.
Hitting out at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s decision to present the new budget before the general elections expected in July this year, Bilawal equated it to “rigging” yesterday.
He said the new budget is the right and responsibility of the new government that forms after the elections.