If pulses are costly, Pakistanis must consume chicken instead, nation’s finance minister has said.
“Tell your voters to eat chicken if they say Daal Mash is Rs 260 a kg,” finance minister Ishaq Dar told opposition members on Saturday.
“Chicken is available for Rs 200 a kg,” The News International quoted him as saying on Sunday .
The opposition had raked up the issue of rising prices of pulses.
Dar said the present government had reduced the fiscal deficit by half from 8.8 % to 4.3 %.
Development expenditure had been doubled while allocations for the social safety nets had been enhanced three times. He said: “We are trying to reduce dependence on loans.”