Cheese import ban in Pakistan to revive economy: Twitter reactions
New Delhi : Many Pakistani Twitter users have overruled a proposal by the Pakistani government to ban import of cheese with a motive to revive Pakistan's economy.
Last week, the Pakistan government had removed Atif Mian, a brilliant economist, from the EAC because he's a minority Ahmadi.
So after shedding its most competent members, the Prime Minister's EAC has come up with a truly groundbreaking proposal to revive the economy in its first meeting - ban imports of cheese.— Ammar Rashid (@AmmarRashidT) September 9, 2018
The economy's in good hands folks. #NotTheOnionhttps://t.co/lPq2HLIB7L
As per government proposal, ban on cheese import will help the nation to recover spike in cheese imports and refill the shortage of dollars in Pakistan's economy. The explanation made no sense to most of the Pakistanis.
Pakistan's trade deficit in the 12 months of Fiscal 2017-18: $37.7 billion— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) September 10, 2018
Pakistan's annual imports of cheese are the region of $13 million or 0.0344% of the deficit
The EAC's rationale was it is considering "out-of-the-box'' ideas that would help curb imports. One of those ideas was stopping cheese imports.
"You see how much cheese is coming in this country from abroad. Market is full of imported cheese. Does this country, which doesn't have dollars, deserve this, that it is importing cheese?" said Ashfaque Hasan Khan, a university professor who's one of more than a dozen EAC members.
Check out some of the reactions posted by Pakistanis on Twitter against the cheese ban
1) How much cheese is actually imported for a ban to make a difference 2) What does Ashfaque Hasan Khan have against imported cheese 3)What???? https://t.co/cWBEwGdmgL— Amber Rahim Shamsi (@AmberRShamsi) September 9, 2018
Naya Pakistan is brutal. About to ban cheese. https://t.co/ivuKSZqCY3— Khaver Siddiqi (@thekarachikid) September 10, 2018
Imran Khan will Make Pakistan Grate Again... https://t.co/ixIX3n5MIu— Liaquat Hussain🌐 (@Liaqyat) September 10, 2018
Pakistan's stupid decision makers who pissed off entire Economic Advisory Council are now coming up with game-changing plans to avoid IMF bailout & build dams, such as:— F. Jeffery 👁 (@Natsecjeff) September 9, 2018
- beg overseas Pakistanis for cash.
- increase tax on cigarettes.
- stop cheese imports.
I can't brie-lieve it: Pakistan considers banning cheese imports https://t.co/r0o52jPZ1C— riazat butt (@riazat_butt) September 10, 2018
There are so many holes in this ban cheese import to save Pakistan logic.— Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) September 10, 2018