LAHORE: PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb has asked information minister Fawad Chaudhry to at least not make fun of the people of Pakistan, who were already burdened by poverty because of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s ‘disastrous rule’.

Responding to the Fawad’s tweet about the decrease in prices of some food items, Ms Aurangzeb said on Tuesday the minister should listen to the screams, curses, cries and demands of the masses instead of “making fun” of their misery.

“Tweeting by ministers will not help in giving the people affordable flour, sugar, electricity, gas and vegetables. If they cannot do anything to make the lives of the people less miserable, they should at least learn to keep their mouths shut,” she said.

The PML-N central spokesperson asked why the PTI ministers tortured the nation “with lies, and their humiliating, deriding and ridiculing comments”.

“The only way to end this flour, sugar, electricity, gas, medicine crises is the departure of the Imran mafia. Instead of tweeting falsely, Fawad should ask Imran to leave the PM’s office, and spare this country and its people. Imran Niazi has turned a deaf ear to the cries of every section of society that is out on the streets to protests against his tyrannical and murderous rule. Traders, teachers, doctors, students and businessmen are on the streets while the so-called premier acts as if they do not exist,” she said and added that industrialists, workers, and even government employees were protesting “against the tyranny of Imran”.

Meanwhile, PML-N president and opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has termed the economic situation in the country ‘dangerous’.

In a statement on Tuesday, he said if this PTI government stayed in power then next year a loan would have to be be taken even for defence expenditures, government employees’ salaries and to run its affairs.

After the rising current account deficit, loan would have to be taken in dollars, he warned.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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