LAHORE - Speakers at a pre-budget seminar called for more budgetary allocations for education, health and employment besides demanding of the government to bring the rich into tax net. Addressing the pre-budget seminar organised by Pakistan Awami Tehrik on Monday, the speakers also called for the establishment of a budget regulatory authority. They proposed that government should get rid of IMF clutches by preparing and adopting solid economic policies. Dr Mubashar Hassan addressing the seminar said that the perks and facilities enjoyed by the President, the Prime Minister besides civil and military bureaucracy were not available to the rulers even in the countries donating funds to Pakistan. He said that budget was presented every year only for the rulers not for the poor. Riaz Fityana, member parliament said that poverty, illiteracy, extremism, corruption and terrorism were the main problems being faced by the country these days. He questioned that in the prevailing deteriorating situation how could people expect a public friendly budget. Brigadier (Retd) Farooq Hameed said that there was lack of trust between the tax payers and the government, as the people did not expect services from the government in return of their taxes. He claimed that national budget has been prepared and passed by the rulers ten days ago in Dubai under the instructions of IMF and here in the national assembly only a formality would be fulfilled. Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, Anwar Akhtar, Aima Mahmood, Shahid A Zia, Dr Qais Aslam, Sohail Mehmood, Aslam Khan and G M Khan were also among the speakers.