Thursday May 16, 2019
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz said on Thursday that people have been getting crushed under the weight of rising prices, increase in bills and shrinking incomes in Naya Pakistan.
The former first daughter in a series of tweets said that she strongly felt for the masses and the misery brought upon them by the ‘fake government’ in the last nine months.
Maryam Nawaz said that Pakistan has become Asia’s worst performing currency and stock exchange, adding that it was quite a dramatic fall from grace under the tenure for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif when rupee was stable and stock market was among the best performing in the world.
Maryam Nawaz’s tweets came after the US dollar touched an all-time high of Rs147 in the interbank market, a day after bouncing back to Rs144 in the open market.
The latest depreciation in the rupee came following Pakistan's agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) securing a $6 billion bailout on Sunday.