Pakistan’s Rabya, a mother of two recently posted a video about how inflation has affected her everyday life. The rant has now gone viral on social media as almost every other family in the country has been dealing with a similar situation.
In the video, Rabya shows a receipt of goods she had purchased, however, she mentioned that the list does not include essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, etc, nonetheless, the end amount was sky high.
Emotional and teary-eyed, she went on to say that the hike in prices has made it next to impossible for her to afford her child’s epileptic medicine and medical bills.
“you (current government) have made my child’s medicines so expensive, should I stop giving them their medicines? Should I let my children starve?” she asked. Moreover, the irritated spouse and mother did not stop there.
She called out the Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, in regards to the escalating electricity bills, asking him if he knows that one day he too will have to go to his grave and will be answerable for killing the poor with these ongoing expenses.
She quotes: “Shehbaz Sharif, don’t you think you will go to your grave one day? Will you not be questioned about how you killed the poor (with crippling expenses)?”
Rabia said that the rent of her house is Rs20,000 and the electricity bill has gone up to Rs15,000. Food items have become expensive. “Shouldn’t we also give milk to children? Should we starve them?”, she asked.
کراچی میں مہنگائی کی ستائی ہوئی خاتون اپنے حالات بتاتے ہوئے رو پڑی حکومت وقت سے شکوے
اللہ حکمرانوں کو ہدایت دے آمین pic.twitter.com/7gXTeHhvZ3
— Rasheed Ahmed Soomro (@RasheedAhmedS16) August 8, 2022
Many households have similar or even worse situations as the prices continue to rise on everyday commodities and essentials. We hope that the price hike sees a low soon as the economy becomes stable once again.
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