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Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed for allegedly shopping outside Pakistan

Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb is receiving flak on social media after pictures of her shopping in Dubai went viral on social media.

Netizens are sharing pictures of the federal minister in which she is seen buying clothes with her family at a store in Dubai. Minister is receiving flak on social media. Some Twitter users are furious and others are posting hilarious comments on her picture.

Journalist Ihtisham-ul-Haq had shared the picture of Marriyum Aurangzeb spotted buying clothes at a departmental store in Dubai. Commenting on the picture, Ihtisham said: “Everything is imported and banned for the people. In your government, even chocolate was taken from the people at the airports.”

His Twitter post garnered immense reaction on social media. Some users asked if Marriyum Aurangzeb is buying things from the Rs.2000 amount announced in subsidy by the government for poor people following the price hike.

Others said that how come the sitting minister can buy things from Dubai and bring it back to Pakistan when the sitting government has put a ban on the import of goods in Pakistan. A user mentioned the recent incident of Customs officials seizing the personal belongings of the passengers coming to Pakistan from other countries following the import ban.

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Meanwhile, Marriyum Aurangzeb has not responded to the online backlash. Netizens commented that the government should practice what they preach. A few days back, a video of Marriyum Aurangzeb went viral on social media in which she was seen boasting about the decision of the government to give poor families Rs.2000 each that will help them meet the expenses following the price hike.

Netizens also recalled how the ministers of the sitting government are asking people to cut down on tea and food consumption due to inflation and to reduce the import bills of Pakistan but they are themselves buying expensive things from outside Pakistan.