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Ipsos survey reveals half of Pakistanis blame PTI govt responsible for inflation

11:35 AM | 15 Nov, 2020
Ipsos survey reveals half of Pakistanis blame PTI govt responsible for inflation

ISLAMABAD – A new Ipsos survey depicts almost 49% of Pakistanis believe the federal government is responsible for inflation.

The survey conducted from October 28 to November 4 which includes over a thousand respondents and results states that price hikes have impacted every Pakistani(a whopping 97% of the respondents), while the middle and lower classes suffering the most.

It revealed that nearly half (49%) of the Pakistanis blame the federal government for inflation while 15% of the individuals blamed previous governments for it and only 8% blamed it on an unknown mafia.

Nearly five per cent of the respondents declared shopkeepers/traders responsible for price hike and 3% declared bureaucracy and the factories owner behind the increase.

Balochistan stands first for those considering the federal government responsible for inflation followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 58%, Punjab 46% and Sindh 44%

Twelve per cent said they were not worried about the inflationary situation in the country.

The highest ratio of those worried by price hike was seen in Sindh with 91%, followed by KP with 89%, Punjab and Balochistan 86% each.

Survey also revealed almost, 4 in 5 Pakistanis (83%) faced a reduction in income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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