Karachi, August 10: A video of a Pakistani woman blaming Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif and PML-N leader Mariam Nawaz has surfaced as prices for medicines, food and electricity skyrocketed, especially in the city of Karachi, amid rising inflation.
Pakistan is facing a devastating economic crisis and deepening political turmoil has raised questions about the government’s ability to make tough decisions. Pakistani citizens have taken up their financial troubles online, criticizing the country’s prime minister for not doing anything to help the masses. Economic Crisis in Pakistan: Pakistanis are being asked to drink less tea to reduce imports as the country grapples with skyrocketing inflation.
Watch: Pakistani woman questions government about inflation
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The video was shared by Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir. A video of a Karachi woman denouncing the government has gone viral in Pakistan after soaring inflation. News International reported that the woman asked the government whether she should end her life by not feeding her children anymore.
A woman identified as Rabiya from Karachi was seen crying and complaining about the economic problems she was facing after rising inflation. Said the ruler should tell her how to manage her spending.
“Should I pay the rent, pay the electricity bill, buy milk or medicine for the kids, feed them or kill them?” she said in a video quoted by The News International. asked:
Rabia, who has two children, said one of his children has had seizures, but the price of drugs to treat him has risen in the past four months. “Do I have to buy medicine for my child?” she asked further. “The government has almost killed the poor. Are you really afraid of being interrogated by Almighty Allah?”
In response to her video, Finance Minister Mikhta Ismail defended the country’s economic situation on Tuesday. He said the government did not raise electricity prices or impose new taxes on medicines in June.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif’s coalition government, which took office in April 2022, is grappling with multiple political and economic crises. The current account deficit surged to US$17.4 billion, or 4.6% of his economy’s size, during last fiscal year due to an increase in the trade deficit.
Foreign exchange reserves and the rupee have come under heavy pressure over the past few months as the current account deficit surges and foreign investment shrinks amid drying up of dollar inflows from multilateral and bilateral lenders. .
It fueled rapid inflation, forced state banks to raise borrowing costs to multi-year highs, and undermined investor confidence in the economy.
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https://www.latestly.com/agency-news/world-news-kya-bachon-ko-bhooka-mardoon-pak-woman-questions-govt-over-inflation-4067390.html ‘Kya bachong ko buka maal doon?’ Video goes viral of frustrated Pakistani woman asking government about inflation (Watch video)