Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Monday that the prime minister is not concerned about inflation, unemployment, rising utility rates and rising drug prices. reported The News International.
“Imran Khan raised the prices of life-saving medicines, and now he would say that he had waged the jihad. He should be ashamed of his actions, he added. Imran Khan raised the prices of medicines by an average of 50% by the 12th.” Time: New Pakistani prices for the 12th time, “he said in a statement quoted by The News International on Tuesday.
He further said that over the past three years, Imran Khan increased drug prices by 500 percent, but he felt no shame or guilt. He said Imran Khan gave NGOs [deal] the minister, who was caught red-handed in the drug theft and provided full protection to the thief, according to the Pakistani media.
On July 15, the government had raised the price of gasoline by Rs 5.40 per liter and diesel by Rs 2.54 per liter. Kerosene and LDO prices also increased by Rs 1.39 and Rs 1.27, respectively, as reported by The Express Tribune.
In addition to gasoline, the price of food, including sugar and wheat flour, has also increased in Pakistan.
The World Bank (WB) has estimated that poverty in Pakistan has increased from 4.4% to 5.4% in 2020, as more than two million people have fallen below the poverty line.
Using the lower-middle-income poverty rate, the World Bank estimated that the poverty rate in Pakistan stood at 39.3% in 2020-21 and is projected to remain at 39.2% in 2021-22 and it could drop to 37.9%. for 2022-23, The News International reported.