Pakistan’s finance minister Ishaq Dar triggers trolls anytime he tweets about the country’s economic recession in hyperbole under the opposition’s rule, but ironically, the 72-year-old politician’s own administration is a laughing stock itself. From the dollar price hike to increased prices of petrol and other items, Dar’s management has been utterly unsatisfactory which puts the country’s finances in jeopardy and often leads to Pakistan taking loans on huge interests.
Lo and behold, the recent inflation, which has been the worst in the history of Pakistan, prompted Dar to take $700 million in funds from China.
Although it is quite normal for states to be receiving and giving funds and Pakistan’s history is full of such transactions, Dar’s recent tweet caused discomfort with the already troubled public. From the senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader stating that he had full faith that the country would progress because it was created in the name of Islam to him thanking the Almighty for yet another loan, the politician irked millions of people including Pakistani musician Quratulain Balouch.
The Wo Humsafar Tha famed singer was quite puzzled as to why would Dar express gratitude for receiving $700 million in funds. Balouch responded to Dar’s original tweet and criticized him.
“Alhamdulliah?!?! What on earth are you thanking God for? Being a beggar state?!” Balouch asked the Finance minister.