Inflation highest in Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, believes 90% of the Pakistani: Survey
Islamabad, Pakistan: Based on the survey done by local media as much as 90% od the Pakistani citizens think that the inflation and price hike is the highest under the Imran Khan regime.
According to a nationwide perceptions survey by Transparency International released on Wednesday, 92.9 per cent of Pakistanis “consider inflation and price hike to be the highest in the current PTI government (2018-2021), compared to 4.6 per cent in the Pakistan Muslim League (N) government (2013-2018) and 2.5 per cent in Pakistan Peoples Party government (2008-2013)”.
Over 85 per cent of surveyed people said that their income had shrunk during the last three years.
“When asked about the reasons behind inflation and unemployment, 50.6 per cent of them cited government incompetence, 23.3 per cent said corruption, 16.6 per cent said lack of policy implementation and 9.6 per cent blamed undue interference of politicians in government affairs,”.
A majority of the survey respondents — 85.9 per cent — believed the federal government’s self-accountability was unsatisfactory.
Moreover, 66.8 per cent of them perceived the government’s accountability drive to be partial.
Pakistan ranked 124 out of 180 countries — dropping four spots over last year — in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International released in January this year, an annual index that ranks countries based on perceptions of public sector corruption.