Bilawal Bhutto slams govt on inflation

Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has slammed the PTI government on the record rate of inflation in the country, warning the puppet Prime Minister that monthly inflation rate had gone through the roof at 11.1 percent.

In a statement, the PPP Chairman pointed out that while the annual rate had reached 14.1 percent, according to the WPI, the inflation rate had reached 16.6 percent while according to the SPI, the inflation rate in the country has reached 21.3 percent.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Imran Khan’s government had unleashed a maelstrom of inflation and to add insult to injury there seems to be no intent to decrease inflation and ease the burden on the working classes.

‘How can a country survive economically when its imports sugar and flour while producing wheat and sugarcane in abundance?’, he questioned.

He said that the bare dastarkhwans of the poor in the holy month of Ramazan were  quite telling of Imran Khan’s incompetence at best, and indifference at worst. “People have been squeezed dry trying to survive this unbearable inflation under the selected government, whilst  Imran Khans regime is adamant in not listening to anything but sycophantic praise for the puppet Prime Minister,” he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Sindh government was trying to heal the wounds of inequality of the poor by issuing Benazir Mazdoor Card in these days of spiraling inflation. “History will bear witness that when Imran Khan was wreaking havoc through increasing inflation, poverty and unemployment, the PPP was employing innovative ideas to provide relief to common man through the limited resources available to it,” he added.

 PPP Chairman pledged that the PPP would form government in the Federation  , it would issue Benazir Mazdoor Cards to labourers and workers across the country.

“The Prime Minister cannot handle the increase in prices of staples such potato, onion and tomato, while the cost of oil, ghee, sugar, flour, pulses, fruits, vegetables and meat have also skyrocketed. Name a single commodity, which has not registered an unprecedented increase in price during this selected government,” he concluded.