Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticized the PTI government for the 30% rise in poverty rates, blaming the ineptitude and apathy of the puppet Prime Minister for the economic ruin.
In a press statement issued from Media Cell Bilawal Bhutto, the PPP Chairman said that 85 million Pakistanis had fallen below the poverty line under this government. “Prime Minister Imran Khan, it is time to rouse from your slumber and apathy. Everyday, as many as twenty people are committing suicide due to economic hardships this government has put them under,” he added.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked how the federal government believed the common man would be able to make both ends meet with the annual rate of inflation exceeding 14%. “The cost of medicines have gone up a 100%, leaving people to choose between treatment and sustenance. The government rolls out amnesty schemes for the elite, whitening their ill-gotten gains, while the poor are told to be content with langarkhanas that serve more as backdrops for the Prime Ministers PR machine,” he added.
The PPP Chairman said that the people of Pakistan are unwilling to tolerate such back-crushing inflation, and that the puppet Prime Ministers plans to raise Rs 90 billion by increasing electricity rates would be the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari added that if the rumours of firing 20% of the employees from the industrial sector after Eid become a reality, he feared the repercussions to the country. “Imran Khan keeps blaming corruption, but he himself is patronising and promoting people accused of monumental corruption. His anti-people policies and ideology have brought the country to the brink of absolute economic ruin.”