PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto is racking intense criticism on social media for wearing luxury brands. Netizens are expressing their disapproval of the young foreign minister.
To clarify, Bilawal Bhutto was spotted wearing Gucci Jordaan loafers which cost $3500, which is incidentally twice Pakistan’s GDP per capita. In 2021, Pakistan’s GDP per capita was $1500 and, according to Trading Economics global macro models, Pakistan’s GDP per capita is expected to reach $1250 by the end of 2022.
Pertinent to mention that Pakistan is going through a tough economic situation as inflation hit record levels this year, breaking the backs of the majority of the public with the financial struggle. Therefore, Bilawal Bhutto wearing luxury brands is bad optics.
Rich people who rule poor countries buy luxury goods from rich countries and then beg them for money in the name of their poor people. https://t.co/ruQbC3aKHS
— Arif Rafiq (@ArifCRafiq) November 26, 2022
Political leaders of Pakistan, especially from PPP and PML-N often come under intense criticism for their lavish lifestyle. PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz is in fact quite notorious in Pakistan for living a lavish lifestyle which she is accused of claiming through corruption. She has often come under immense criticism for wearing expensive brands.
During her stay in London, Maryam Nawaz donned expensive clothes and her pictures were shared on social media. She was seen wearing a long fur-trimmed woolen coat produced by an Italian fashion board worth around $5000. In one of her previous pictures shared by PMLN, she was seen wearing a black, long coat by the famous international brand Chanel.
A large number of netizens lambasted Maryam Nawaz for exuding luxurious brands when the nation is struggling with inflation and floods. Similar sentiments are being expressed for Bilawal Bhutto on social media.
The notion that PPP and PML-N leaders live a lavish lifestyle while the public they claim to be the champions of struggles to make ends meet is one of the many reasons why PPP and PML-N’s political popularity dropped in favor of PTI.