Pakistan / PM Shehbaz Sharif says even friendly countries started looking at Pakistan as beggars

Zoom News : Sep 15, 2022, 09:55 PM
Pakistan | Presenting a weak picture of the country's economy in trouble, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that even the allies are now seeing Pakistan as a country which is constantly begging for money. Sharif said that even small economies have left Pakistan behind and we are wandering with a bowl for the last 75 years.

The local newspaper, Dawn News, quoted Sharif as saying, "The Prime Minister, while addressing a conference of lawyers on Wednesday, said that today when we go to a friendly country or call him, he thinks We have come to ask them for money. According to Sharif, already the country's economy was facing a challenging situation... now the floods have also put it in more trouble.

Pakistan battling worst flood in 30 years

The cash-starved country is also grappling with the worst floods in the last 30 years. Since the beginning of June this year, more than 1,400 people have died due to floods and 33 million people are affected by this disaster. The country's economy has been hit double due to floods.

One third of the country was submerged in water

At the same time, one-third of the country was submerged in water. One out of every seven people here are badly affected by floods. About 78,000 square kilometers (21 million acres) of crops have been submerged by the floods and damage is estimated to be around $12 billion. People are still taking shelter in relief camps in many provinces. Many countries including America have also come forward to help Pakistan.