Defence Minister Khwaja Asif announced that the government knows how much pressure the nation is under.
Khawaja Asif, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Musadik Malik, and Asad Mehmood, all Federal ministers, spoke at a press conference in the federal capital, appealing for a coordinated response to the present situation.
He said, "We understand that the common man is facing difficulties due to the petrol price hike but this is not our doing. Due to the PTI government's mismanagement and the deal they signed with the IMF, we were left with no option but to take the hard decisions.”
He claimed, however, that the merchants are not yet ready to accept this proposition.
He stated that the PTI leaders do not discuss their mismanagement and instead lecture them on inflation.