PM Imran pulls a Bilawal, says ‘with more inflation, comes more poverty’

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday appeared to take a leaf out of Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s book by explaining the country’s economic plight in a simplistic but far too obvious manner.

A few days after poking fun at Bilawal for his choice of words to explain Karachi’s post-rain flash floods, the prime minister too stated the very obvious when explaining the high inflationary pressures and poverty in the country.

“With more inflation, comes more poverty,” said PM Imran, much to the bemusement of social media users.

PM Imran was addressing a ceremony to distribute Rs30 billion refund cheques of sales and income tax among prominent exporters at the PM Office in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Earlier, social media users across Pakistan had expressed both disappointment and amusement at the war of words between PM Imran and Bilawal.

PM Imran had on Monday mocked the PPP chief at the inauguration ceremony of the Havelian Thakot Project.

Addressing the event, the premier said “Bilwal has startled scientists worldwide by saying ‘jab barish hoti hai to pani ata hai’ (water pours when it rains).”

The remarks were in reference to a statement made by a visibly irritated Bilawal earlier this year after heavy rain lashed Karachi and brought life to a stand still, earning provincial authorities severe criticism.

“But Einstein rolled over in his grave when he (Bilawal)went on to say ‘Jab ziada barish hota hai to ziada pani ata hai’ (More water comes when it rains more)” the premier quipped.

Following the statement, Bilawal responded to the prime minister’s comments on his Twitter handle. “Neither am I a liberal, nor am I corrupt and certainly am not a hypocrite,” he said.

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