High food, petrol prices can trigger protests in Pakistan: IMF

High food, petrol prices can trigger protests in Pakistan: IMF

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned against protests and instability in Pakistan amid rising inflation. “High food and fuel prices could prompt social protest and instability,” the IMF said, in an executive summary of the seventh and eighth reviews, released under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Pakistan’s inflation measured by the consumer price index (CPI) has hit a 47-year high, accelerating to 27.3% in August 2022, the level last seen in May 1975.

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