Eat chicken if pulses are costly: Pakistan finance minister

  • IANS, Islamabad
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2016 16:32 IST
Eat chicken if pulses are costly: Pak FM. (Shutterstock)

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.”

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