In order to facilitate university students across the country after the increase in petroleum prices, academics have demanded a monthly fuel stipend from the government.
Shedding more light on this, the President of the University of Management and Technology, Ibrahim Hasan Murad, shared that there are approximately 2 million students across Pakistan in universities who are finding it extremely hard to deal with the rising fuel prices.
The continuous hike in prices, particular fuel costs has put extra stress and burden on the students who are finding it difficult to attend their classes. Hence, the President has demanded that the government give a subsidy of at least Rs. 1000 to every university student.
Many students who are studying come from all walks of life, even underprivileged backgrounds. Studying in good institutes is already a financial constraint for most of them, for which they take out loans or borrow money against interest. The subsidy will allow some relief to these students so that they can attend their classes and not compromise their future.
Moreover, Mr. Murad also added that the federal government needs to push the transition of electric vehicles (EV) in Pakistan on a large scale. EVs are cheaper, environmentally friendly, and will save the country from imports worth billions of dollars.
Moreover, it is not just the university students who are going through a crisis, parents of school-going children are also facing hikes in prices. Employees are also seeking relief as many companies have started to lay off employees as downsizing in different sectors, most recent examples being SWVL and Airlift.
So much so, social media has started a MEME thread on reactions to petrol increase, some of them we have to admit are spot-on! Here are some of our favourites:
a car fainted after seeing the price of petrol pic.twitter.com/l8byAamreV
— habibah. (@notyourhabibie) June 4, 2022
We almost fainted too!
Should we invest in pumps now?
Yep, we will be single forever, absolutely no doubts anymore…
— Arslan wolf (@Arslan_Darkstar) June 2, 2022
Yup, that is an accurate depiction.
PetrOl price right NOw pic.twitter.com/uIxGVOwogc
— T Â Ñ Ñ Î 💔🙂 (@Tanni_ki_memes) June 2, 2022
More like Mars, but sure…
— waqas_ki_memes (@oyeewaqas) June 5, 2022
It’s a date! See ya there with 50 gallons or so!
— Shamroz Khan (@Memes_by_jojo) June 2, 2022
— Hawwsips (@hawwsips) June 3, 2022
This would be the most devastating event in history if that really happens.
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