Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur, had asked people to reduce the intake of sugar and flour to control inflation.
He expressed these views while addressing a rally in AJK on Wednesday. He said by reducing the intake of these two commodities people can fulfill their national duty as there will be less need to import the edibles from other countries.
“Have we become so selfish that we can not sacrifice a little for our nation? If there is nine percent inflation, I eat 100 bites of bread, can’t I eat nine fewer bites of the bread and give this sacrifice for my nation?”
Federal Minister Ali Amin Gandapur’s advice to the people of Pakistan who complain of inflation, rising prices, unemployment .. pic.twitter.com/VQhQYq72KG
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) October 7, 2021
“Now we need to make a decision. Whether we want freedom and a tax-free nation for our children, not the kind where we worry that we have to pay back to America and not be fearful of drone attacks,” said Gandapur.
Ali Amin Gandapur has left social media users shocked with his bizarre advice for controlling inflation in the country.
This is not the first time, Ali Amin Gandapur has received online vitriol for his bewildering remarks.
Treatment of inflation: If I put a hundred grains of sugar in tea, can't I add nine grains less? If I eat a hundred grains of flour, I can't eat less nine grains.
Ali Amin Gandapur advises the nation to eat less and drink less sweets 😂 😂
— GUL GHANI PTP (@PtpGulghani) October 7, 2021
He earlier faced backlash, for passing sexist remarks against Maryam Nawaz, During the speech, Gandapur called Maryam Nawaz a “Dakoo Rani.” While quoting Maryam Nawaz’s previous statements, Gandapur claimed that he knew stories about her that would get her slapped.
He also accused her of getting plastic surgery by misusing the population’s money. Furthermore, Gandapur threatened Maryam Nawaz that he would reveal her true face.
“You [Maryam] have spent Rs80 million [tax payers] money on surgery. I will unmask your real face before the public by removing [cosmetic surgery],” Gandapur said while resorting to sexist remarks.
Gandapur’s crass statements against Maryam Nawaz did not go unnoticed and caused Twitter to break into an argument.
Some Twitteratis condemned Gandapur’s behavior and stated that public representatives should not use such language. According to them, personally attacking opposition is a trend by PTI. One Twitter user even recalled PM Khan’s inappropriate words for Maryam Nawaz’s son.