Govt Accepts IMF Demand Of Increasing Gas And Electricity Prices And Pakistanis Are In A State Of Panic!


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The federal government of Pakistan has succumbed to the demand of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) regarding increasing the prices of electricity and gas. Another demand that was accepted by the government was to make the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) an autonomous body that can take their independent decisions to set electricity prices. According to the sources, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) will also be made autonomous in setting the prices and only exporters will be given limited subsidy in industrial consumers.

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On the other hand, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting said on May 5 that Dr. Reza Baqir has resigned from the IMF to serve Pakistan. While talking to media in Islamabad, Dr. Firdous said, “We welcome Reza Baqir as Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). He has come to support Prime Minister Imran Khan on economic front”

Pakistanis Distraught And Confused With The Decisions Of The Government

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The poor and middle class of the country are goners considering the price hikes.

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A large chunk of Pakistan’s population is middle class and poor. Recent inflation has caused severe frustration among the masses and with the government accepting demands of IMF leading to major price hikes, the country will be pushed into extreme poverty and chaos. Pak-IMF deal is yet to be finalized and is in process.

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