Political parties, general public and traders have voiced their serious concern about inflation in the country in general and the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products in particular.
Awami National Party (ANP) central senior vice president Amir Haider Khan Hoti Saturday criticized the high inflation in the country and blamed that the PTI government was purposely creating unrest in the country just to please IMF and prolong its stay in power.
He blamed that the PTI government is selected one that is why it doesn’t care about the general public and their problems.
Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) also hit out at the federal government for increase in the petroleum prices and demanded the withdrawal of the decision as soon as possible. The president of SCCI threatened a wheel jam strike across the province if the decision is not taken back by the Imran Khan government.
Provincial President Pakistan Muslim League N (PML-N) Amir Muqam blamed that the current government had made lives miserable for the general public by frequently increasing prices of essential items and creating joblessness. He said that Imran Khan’s children were living in London in luxury palaces and that is why he was not interested in the plight of an ordinary man of the country who has been pushed lower than the poverty line in the past three years.
Jamaat Islami (JI) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) also criticized the price hike and blamed government of worst mismanagement and corruption in the history of the country.
Transporters announced an increase in the prices of fares on their own following the increase in fuel prices.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2021.
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