New Delhi: It is quite astonishing that despite the rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the country has not been providing financial benefits to its own citizens, instead trying to mock India by offering monetary help.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had shared a report by Tribune that said 84% Indian households suffered a decrease in monthly income since lockdown. Referring to this report, Khan tweeted, “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.”
Following this, India gave a befitting reply to the neighbouring country.
“Pakistan is better known for making cash transfers to bank accounts outside the country rather than giving to its own people. Clearly, Imran Khan needs a new set of advisers and better information,” MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during an online media briefing.
“We all know about their debt problem (almost 90 per cent of GDP) and how much they have pressed for debt restructuring. It would also be better for them to remember that India has a stimulus package, which is as large as Pakistan’s annual GDP,” he said.
It is to be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last month announced a Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package for various key sectors to deal with the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.