Fawad Ch says ‘propaganda’ on oil price hike mindboggling

By: News Desk      Published: 11:01 AM, 17 Oct, 2021
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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that they will fight the hardships off altogether like a nation expressing his bafflement at the ‘propaganda’ regarding the increase in oil prices.

He said Pakistan is not situated on a separate planet away from the rest of the world if oil and gas prices go up in the world they will also surge in Pakistan as the country cannot be run on subsidies, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

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In his tweet posted on Sunday, Fawad Ch wrote: “A propaganda has been made on the basis of the increase in oil prices as if we are living on a separate planet away from the rest of the world. If oil and gas prices rise in the world, they will also be increased in Pakistan. The entire country cannot be run on subsidy. If prices are up today, they will be down tomorrow.”

Fawad further tweeted: “We will fight off hardships together like a nation. The economic adversities are temporary. We are earning historic profits in the fields of industry, agriculture and construction. The salaried class is facing difficulties. The private sector must raise its workers’ salaries. The best antidote to remove inflation is increase in income and employment.”