Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered financial help to India. This is a great gesture as even while his government is knocking doors of all international financial institutions and countries seeking financial aid, his heart goes out for “poor Indians”. In a tweet, PM Khan said “I am ready to offer help & share our successful cash transfer prog, lauded internationally for its reach & transparency, with India.”
Sharing a report by a Pakistani daily The Express Tribune titled: “84% Indian households suffered a decrease in monthly income since lockdown”, Khan stated: “Acc to this report, 34% of households across India will not be able to survive for more than a week without add assistance. I am ready to offer help & share our successful cash transfer prog, lauded internationally for its reach & transparency, with India. (sic)” In another tweet, he said: “Our govt successfully transferred Rs. 120 billion in 9 weeks to over 10 million families in a transparent manner to deal with the COVID19 fallout on the poor.”
Predictably, Indians had a good laugh at Khan’s expense. Anyone watching Pakistan’s TV channels will not have any misgivings about that country’s financial situation. Recently, a former Pakistani diplomat was whining on live TV discussion that he did not get his pension on the beginning of the month.