‘Ashamed and disappointed’: Dollar hike lands PTI in more trouble
The troubles of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government just don’t seem to have an end. Where just yesterday they issued a newspaper advertisement to highlight their 100-day ‘achievements’, today the tables have turned again. Now this one is not a new dilemma for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his squad. The Dollar has not been very welcoming of the new government.
And this time around, the greenback has broken all records as it hit an all-time high of Rs144 during intraday trading on Friday. It did go down to Rs140 by the evening, but the soar is unbelievably high still. According to Dawn News, the Rs10 rise in the value of the US dollar is owning to PTI government’s commitments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Finance Minister Asad Umar also addressed the issue and said that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) sets the currency rates. He also went on to blame the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the crisis saying that Nawaz league’s policies have caused it. So much so that Imran and his men fail to comprehend and carve out solutions to the problems.
Seriously PML-N, how could you?
The news has spread like fire on social media and ‘Dollar’ is the number one trend on Twitter in Pakistan. It has gathered over 6,000 tweets on the micro-blogging platform and majority of the people are not saying nice things about PM Imran and his team.
PTI supporters are extremely disappointed with the way the party is handling things
My yngr bro hd to pay his Uni fee in Canada this week. Today when dad went to bank to pay he came to know he have to pay Rs. 108000 more bcuz of #Dollar. I am #PTI voter but slowly I am loosing hope in this govt. So disappointed and seen my dad worry cuz of this. @ImranKhanPTI
— Rida (@RidaPaki) November 30, 2018
I was the one who was forcing everyone for tabdeeli in my relatives and home. Felt so ashamed today when dad asked mum if she got some cash. 🙄🙄@ImranKhanPTI @Asad_Umar is this the change you promised? we were better even if it were fake economy last 5 years. #Dollar #100Days
— Rida (@RidaPaki) November 30, 2018
‘We did not sign up for this tabdeeli’
Wht are priorities of this gvt? i fail to understand.#dollar rate has never been this high,Inflation is getting worse.We have to spend a whole day A WHOLE DAY without electricity every week.We didn't sign up for this tabdeeli.I feel disappointed#TabdeeliKay100Din@ImranKhanPTI
— Saba Yousaf (@sabapro92) November 30, 2018
Seems like a good bargain
Now at least we can buy a dozen eggs for a #dollar 😂 The US dollars reach a new all-time-high rate of 146 rupees.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) November 30, 2018
For those who did not understand the context behind the aforementioned tweet, watch the video below
— Shahryar Khan (@shahryar92) November 30, 2018
‘Stop giving speeches of being an opening batsmen’
It would be criminally ignorant of me if I kept my mouth shut at this #Dollar/Rupee debacle.
Stop giving speeches of being an opening #batsman.
GO, BAT and SCORE.
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) November 30, 2018
Is that true, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?
#Dollar is flying high as Govt is busy somewhere else
— Mian Akhtar Ali (@MianAkhtarAli) November 30, 2018
Some Twitter users have also criticized on a lighter and funnier note. These memes would surely make you laugh.
What this user thinks of PTI’s 100-day performance ?
— The Angry Lawyer🏌 ⛳ (@TheAngryLawyer3) November 30, 2018
PTI and cricketing metaphors: Still a better love story than Twilight?
— Haroon🇵🇰 (@HaroonSayss) November 30, 2018
— Pyaary Ahmad💓 (@RebornGill) November 30, 2018
It is clear that PTI is finding it hard to deal with issues, even if the issues have been inherited. Pakistan’s economic condition is quite abysmal at present and it will take sustainable and rational planning to deal with the woes. Our best wishes are with the ruling government, but it’s about time they stop talking and start practical implementation.
Nonetheless, for advice over economy related issues, please watch the video below