Pakistanis are boycotting the US currency, on social media at least.
The US dollar has recently touched Rs. 153.50 in the open market with the rupee falling each day according to the latest exchange rates, as reported by Dawn. The continued slope of the Pakistani currency has hastened as it faced a decline of over 5% last week in the wake of a $6 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
To control the economy to an extent, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has ordered action against dealers and companies selling American dollars at higher rates. Meanwhile, Pakistanis have also started a social media campaign against dollar hoarders and the US hypocrisy. During the last couple of days, Pakistanis took to Twitter by storm to boycott the US currency and here we have gathered some of the worth reading tweets.
Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Wazir has discussed the recent course of events where the US banned Huawei and how Chinese are reacting to it. She said Pakistanis should take learning from this.
Chinese have started destroying Iphones after US banned Hauwei… Meanwhile, Pakistanis are busy in hoarding Dollars for their profit…#BoycottDollar #WeHaveWeWill #SayNoToDollar pic.twitter.com/KVAlw3c7hi
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@ZartajjGulWazir) May 21, 2019
Another former representative of PTI’s social media wing in Sindh has urged Pakistanis to support the campaign against dollar hoarders.
جو پاکستانی اپنی کرنسی اور میڈ ان پاکستان خریدنے میں شرم محسوس کرتے ہیں کیا وہ واقعی پاکستانی ہیں؟#SayNoToDollar
— Hans Masroor Badvi (@hansbadvi) May 21, 2019
Some people are even motivating others to burn dollars just like the stunts carried out in Turkey.
— Mohsin Bhatti (@themohsinbhatti) May 21, 2019
Meanwhile, the famous Islamic cleric Mufti Taqi Usmani has said that in this critical situation in the country those people who are hoarding dollars are cursed by Allah.
Purchasing dollars to hoard and earn profit by the increase in its price is a grave sin and disloyalty to the country in the present economic situation. According to some narrations of a Hadith those involved in hoarding are cursed by Allah Taala.
— Muhammad Taqi Usmani (@muftitaqiusmani) May 20, 2019
Though some people called it a disgusting piece of advice.
This is a disgusting piece of advise & deploying religion & it’s teachings for a political purpose. Where the hell would one go to invest their hard earned money if the system is failing them and the dollar is rising. Let people take necessary economic choices that make sense!
— fatima hijazi (@QQiyamat) May 21, 2019
Some people are of the view that dollar hoarders are traitors.
Those Pakistanis who are buying #Dollar just in a hope of devaluation of Pakistani Rupees, they are the real traitors. They want to eat flesh & bones of their fellow Pakistanis just to earn some profit and causing Dollar shortage in the open market.
— Zeeshan Ali (@_ZeeshanAli) May 16, 2019
Some patriots are also urging people to boycott all US products.
السلام وعلیکم ڈالر بائیکاٹ کا اصل طریقہ کار یہ ہے۔۔ میں عہد کرتا ہوں میں پاکستانی چیزیں خریدوں گا
انٹر نیشنل چیزوں کا متبادل پاکستانی تیار چیزیں استمعال کروں گا اگر آپ بھی اس بات سے متفق ہیں تو اس بات کو ہر پاکستانی تک رسائی کے لیئے میرا ساتھ دیں ریٹویٹ کریں #BoyCottDollar pic.twitter.com/2qKLu8R9Fx
— Shahnawaz Chaudhry PTI (@ShahnawazChudh1) May 21, 2019