Criticising the budget, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed said it was not the mandate of the present government to present the budget for the whole year. He termed the budget anti-poor and anti-labour, and said that it was presented without announcing the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award.
Senator Khanzada Khan claimed that additional burden had been put on the poor segments of the society. He was of the view the government had not focused on education and health sectors.
He said that the present government had no moral justification to present the federal budget and criticised the government for announcing the tax amnesty scheme. Nothing had been announced in the budget for the benefit the of middle class, he claimed.