Imran Khan’s lavish helicopter rides cost struggling Pakistan ₹1 billion: Report

Pakistan’s head of state Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former Prime Minister Imran Khan have come under scrutiny for his helicopter rides. This report comes at a time when the country is suffering from a severe economic crisis, with the rupee falling sharply, inflation soaring.

According to a report in The Nation, Imran Khan’s helicopter rides cost the nation’s kittens $1 billion. The cost details were presented in the Pakistani Senate.

According to the report, VVIP’s helicopter ride is carried out under the direction of the Prime Minister’s Office from 2019 to 2021.

The federal government in its written response informed the Senate that, according to details provided by the Cabinet Division, a $$946.3 million was spent by 6th Aviation Squadron on VVIP helicopter missions as directed by the Prime Minister’s Office from 2019 to 2021 when Imran Khan was prime minister of the country.

Pakistan economy ‘collapsed’

Pakistan locked in an endless cycle of foreign debt repayment. The IMF delegation will visit the country today to grasp the situation. The world’s fifth-largest population has less than $3.7 billion in state banking – just enough to cover three weeks of imports.

It no longer issues letters of credit, except for essential food and medicine, causing a backlog of thousands of shipping containers at the port of Karachi with cargo the country can no longer afford.

Last week, the country was plunged into an all-day blackout because of a national grid failure following a cost-cutting measure.

The slumping economy reflects the country’s political turmoil, with former prime minister Imran Khan putting pressure on the ruling coalition in a bid to call early elections.

-With agency input

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