Pakistan’s economy has not seen any signs of improvement despite attempts by the government to resuscitate it

In a major face-loss for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a post on social media by the Pakistani embassy in Serbia on Friday slammed Khan for rising inflation in the country and non-payment of salaries of diplomats.

The desperate post from the embassy comes within days of the publication of an article by an Italian magazine ‘Inside Over’ claiming that Pakistan’s economy has not seen any signs of improvement despite the shrill attempts by the government to resuscitate it.

The Pakistan embassy in Serbia posted a tweet slamming Prime Minister Imran Khan while claiming that Islamabad’s diplomatic staff has not been paid for three months. A music video accompanying the tweet also trolled Khan’s dialogue ‘Aap ne ghabrana nahin’.

“With inflation breaking all previous records, how long do you expect @ImranKhanPTI that we government officials will remain silent and keep working for you without being paid for the past three months,” said the tweet from the official twitter handle of the Pakistan embassy in Serbia.

“Our children were forced out of school due to non-payment of fees. Is this #NayaPakistan?” read the tweet.

The embassy handle further tweeted, “I am sorry @ImranKhanPTI, am not left with another option”.

The Embassy also shared a music video ‘Aap ne ghabrana nahi’ trolling Prime Minister Imran Khan for inflation and soaring prices of commodities.

The music video shared on twitter mocks Khan's dialogue 'Aapne ghabrana nahi'.

“If soap becomes costlier, don't use it. If wheat becomes dearer, please don't eat,” the lyrics of the song said with Imran Khan's 'aapne ghabrana nahi' video inserted in between.

The article ‘What Ails Pakistan’s Economy’ by Federico Giulliani, Pakistan’s current economic indices are by themselves so poor making the task of revival doubly difficult.

Pakistan’s FDI flows stood at US$662 million during the fiscal year’s first four-month period compared to US$ 750 million a year ago and inflows plunged by 24 percent to US$223 million from US$293 million in the same period the year before, said the article.

Earlier this week, according to data by Pakistan’s Bureau of Statistics, the country’s inflation edged up to 11.5 percent from 9.2 percent, the highest increase noted in the past 20 months influenced by a record hike in fuel prices in October.