ISLAMABAD, May 01 (INP): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said the government continues to punish poor masses who are paying the price for electing incompetent politicians.
Those who claimed to nail the corrupt have been nailing the masses through their gross negligence, incompetence, and mismanagement, it said.
The government continues to harm the poor and now it has planned a hefty rise in the price of petroleum products which will push millions below the poverty line, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.
He said that the crazy crew of ministers have nothing constructive to do, they have no plan to provide some relief to masses and they are busy in blaming the former rulers for everything.
Dr Murtaza Mughal said that the government lacks any initiative to revive the nosediving economy or provide relief to the masses who are running out of patience.
He said that inflation, interest rates, the value of the US dollar, and unemployment are set to rise in the days to come, health, education, housing, environment, infrastructure, and social programmes would be compromised while investment will be at the lowest ebb.
Presently a good number of people have been forced to decide between eating normal food or getting their children educated but the government seems indifferent.
He said that masses want to pay taxes but the collectors prefer bribes over taxes by mentally torturing and blackmailing the taxpayers.
Dr. Mughal demanded action against those who send wrong notices to the people for personal motives.