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PTI issues white paper against PML-N government

03:58 PM | 31 Dec, 2015
PTI issues white paper against PML-N government
LAHORE (Online) - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday issued a white paper detailing “failures of the federal government”.

PTI Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar claimed in a white paper titled “failures of the incompetent government” that more than 1.5 million people were rendered jobless across the country during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

According to the white paper, in 2016 more than 400,000 people will add to pool of unemployed people while the government has failed to thrash out a policy to accommodate them in the services sector and labour market.

Around 58 per cent of the population lives below poverty line across the country with 43 per cent of population in South Punjab poverty-stricken and over 100 people commit suicide every year in Punjab due to the abysmal poverty situation.

“The use of drugs among youths has increased 200-fold in the wake of frustration emanating from the growing menace of unemployment,” the white paper said.

According to the paper, every third Pakistani has no access to two times meal, while the entire people have been turned into beggars by launching unproductive schemes while taking expensive loans from lenders.

PTI claimed that 75 per cent of jobless youth was suffering from mental agonies while over 3.2 children including girls and boys below age 15 years were forced to do jobs in hotels, shops and homes due to staggering poverty for a meagre amount of Rs50 to Rs100.

The levying of new Rs40 billion taxes by the government has opened flood gates of inflation in the country with prices of essential commodities including chicken, milk, curd and honey skyrocketing.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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