Govt ‘insensitive’ to people’s plight, says Shehbaz

Observes rulers continue to paint a positive picture of their economic performance


Our Correspondent June 01, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was acting “insensitive” to the plight of the masses.

Slamming the government for being "unaware" of the troubles confronting a common man, the PML-N leader said that a large number of people were hungry and unemployed, adding that the increasing inflation had badly impacted their livelihoods.

"The rulers continue to paint a positive picture of their economic performance whereas the people are not even capable to feed themselves twice a day," Shehbaz said.

"People are facing shortage of essential commodities such as flour, wheat, sugar, vegetables, milk and medicines."

Expressing concerns over the rising inflation, Shehbaz said, "price of flour has increased by Rs57 per kg, which amounts to an increase of 73%. The price of sugar has gone up to Rs120 and Rs130".

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Earlier, Shehbaz alleged that the PTI-led government had shown wrong and exaggerated economic figures to the nation terming it a “betrayal” to the people.

He said that every week since February 25, prices of commodities had risen by 13%. He claimed that rates of products had gone up by 17% over the year while the price of food items had surged by 14%. “It has destroyed the middle class.”

“Imran Khan is running the country only for his friends.” However, the PML-N president did not mention any names.

“The PTI has left five million people unemployed and 20 million in abject poverty.”

He maintained that in a thriving economy, “inflation lowers, employment boosts, and government builds school, hospitals and initiate projects”.Home horizontal 1 and pak

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