After Pakistan’s ‘successful’ cash transfer program, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday, offered to help India in mimicking his direct cash transfer, based on a report claiming that ‘84% Indian households suffered monthly income decrease’. Quoting the same report he claimed that ‘34% of all households won’t survive a week without cash assistance’. The study was based on data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) was published on May 12 – a day before PM Modi announced the Rs 20 lakh crore ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ package to kickstart the Indian economy.
Acc to this report, 34% of households across India will not be able to survive for more than a week without add assistance. I am ready to offer help & share our successful cash transfer prog, lauded internationally for its reach & transparency, with India.https://t.co/CcvUf6wERM— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 11, 2020
Yet economic distress from the pandemic is again raising tensions. Pakistan is the most infected nation in Asia after India, with more than 110,000+ coronavirus cases and about 2,000+ deaths.
After this Pakistan Army tightens its hold on Pakistan government
The military had to take this action after Prime Minister Imran Khan sees his influence and popularity dwindle due to a slowing economy, high consumer prices and corruption investigations involving his close aides. Analysts have long seen army support as critical for Khan’s party, which holds 46% of seats in parliament, to hold together a government that relies on several smaller coalition partners to stay afloat.
“By appointing an increasing number of current and retired military officials in key positions, the government is ceding what little space civilians had in developing and executing policy in the country,” Uzair Younus, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, stated. “The military’s overt and covert role in governance continues to grow”, he cleared further.
Meanwhile people in Pakistan Dying in hunger
Recently Pakistan has denied to provide them ration only because of their religion(non-Muslims). Some of Pakistani even dead already due to hunger and no job opportunity. Due to the pandemic the economy of Pakistan has already touched the ground, yet there are no package from Pak Govt. to erdicate the poverty.
After the tweet, #ImranKhan is trending on Twitter
“अम्मा चली” So #ImranKhan wants to help Indians????someone give him addresses of minorities of his own Nation who r dying due to hunger as Pakistan has denied to provide them ration only coz they r non muslims..and Pakistan hates non muslims..— karuna Tyagi(Proud Hindu) (@Karuna_tyagiii) June 11, 2020