In white paper, PTI blames PDM-led govt for record inflation

In white paper, PTI blames PDM-led govt for record inflation


The PTI presented white paper on Pakistan's economy during seminar

LAHORE (Dunya News) - The PTI’s white paper on Tuesday highlighted a comparison of prices of food items in the last nine months of the PDM government with the previous nine months of the PTI govenrment, revealing that the prices of food items had increased alarmingly in the last nine months.

The party presented the white paper in the presence of PTI leaders Hammad Azhar, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Shaukat Tareen and Asad Umar. 

It was informed that price of flour increased by 86 per cent in the last nine months, while flour was available in every market. During the last nine months, the prices of milk increased by 28pc, rice by 60pc, meat by 16.4pc and egg by 115pc.

Similarly, the prices of tomatoes increased by 34pc, onion by 338pc, cooking oil by 15.2pc, fruits and vegetables by 50pc, tea leaves by 60pc, and sugar by 7.3pc.

Earlier, the PTI leaders is presenting the white paper on Pakistan’s economy during a seminar in the provincial capital.

Addressing the ceremony, economist Ali Khizar said some worrying news was coming up for Pakistan. "We may witness food and electricity shortages in coming months."

He explained the difficulties for Pakistan regarding debt servicing. “The government is unable to run the IMF programme because of the political uncertainty”

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KP finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra, speaking on the occasion, said in just nine months, the PDM govt had withheld around Rs232 billion from their province alone. 

He said the federal government was not fulfiling its promises regarding merger of FATA and that the KP was dealing security threats in former FATA on its own.  

Read White Paper here