PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticised the PTI government for not taking the coronavirus pandemic into account in the 2021 budget.
Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, he said: "Did [the government] make the effort to tailor the budget according to the virus' needs? Have we increased the salaries of doctors and nurses? Did they get risk allowance? How much has been spent on corona risk awareness? Have the people been told how to follow SOPs, how to protect themselves and their loved ones? It seems like this budget forgot that we are suffering through a pandemic."