Islamabad. In the midst of Pakistan’s creaking economy, aid from abroad, due to inflation, there has been an outcry in the country. Along with items of daily consumption, the prices of flour, sugar are skyrocketing. People facing back-to-back inflation in Pakistan demonstrated against the government in Islamabad. People in various professions in Pakistan’s capital blamed the Imran Khan government for its failure to rein in the rising prices of daily consumption items. The protest was organized by Awami Kamgar Party. From slum dwellers to trade unions and political activists participated in this demonstration.
Condemning the Imran government, the protesters said that they are facing backbreaking inflation, unemployment, instability etc. It is noteworthy that the prices of flour and sugar are sky high in Pakistan. Flour is selling at Rs 76 and sugar at Rs 150 per kg. The prices of petroleum products have also remained a cause of trouble for the people.
Not only this, the people of Gilgit, Baltistan of Kashmir are suffering from rising inflation. People have come out on the streets demanding the government to put a stop to the unexpected inflation. The residents of Gilgit Baltistan, joining hands with various parties, called the present government a failure and said that it only gave troubles to the people.
People blamed the bad intentions of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government for the current situation. Leaders of the opposition, including former Gilgit Baltistan chief minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rahman, said every citizen of the region was forced to bear the devastation caused by the government.
Shaukat Tarin, financial advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, has said that everyone should pay income tax and GST. Addressing a conference in Islamabad, Tarin told traders and businessmen that everyone should pay taxes. If one does not pay, he/she has no right to vote.