The increased influence of Dollar in Pakistanis’ everyday life and the recent bailout package with the IMF has sparked a wave of debate not just in our usual conversations but on social media as well.
With prices of everyday commodities skyrocketing with the reason being told as ‘Dollar’ fluctuation, the masses have now started a campaign asking for a boycott of the imported items.
The hashtag #BoycottDollar is trending on Twitter and Pakistanis are urging their fellows to use #MadeinPakistan items to decrease our dependence on the US dollar.
Let’s hear to what people are saying on social media:
#BoycottDollar Time Is Near When $ Will Fall Down Too .. Right Now PKR Is In A FIX And Will Remain Unless Ruthless Accountability Across Board & Strict Measures Are Taken To Control These Mafia's And Blackmailers
Eventually Geo-Politics Will Have Its Impact On $.
— Farrukh Ali (@Civilian_Fauji) May 21, 2019
Pakistan comes first.
Irrespective of political affiliation lets #BoycottDollar . The way turks did. Be Pakistani and buy pakistani.
— Dr Osama (@Syed2192) May 21, 2019
Use products made in Pakistan.
Don't buy imported items
Use Pakistani local products
— Tausif Ahmad (@TausifAhamad4) May 21, 2019
Mere words are not going to be enough.
Y'all do know that #BoycottDollar #BoycottImports #BoycottCheese really isn't a strategy on it's own right? There needs 2b so much happening in parallel INSIDE the country for this 2 work. Itni econ/math tou sab ko he aati hai k half of the equation solve kr k kuch hasil nai hota
— Anusheh N. Ashraf (@anushehnavash) May 21, 2019
One of our better products.
— Muhammad Faisal (@FaisalSSiddiqui) May 21, 2019
Purchase Pakistani products.
Another reason why.
Why should we Buy Local Products? Local business owners often sell local products, which helps preserve the community's identity and also creates more jobs locally and we shuld #boycottdollar to value our PKR pic.twitter.com/MezgBck7AN
— جواد اكرام ملک (@roomi997) May 20, 2019
The right way to go?
Sold $ 5000 ‘ i had $5000 since my last trip to abroad, i didn’t buy or saved dollors to earn profit, usually i keep dollars for my abroad trips. My little contribution for my country 🇵🇰 & Prime Minister #ImranKhan #BoycottDollar pic.twitter.com/zYhmkyPnF2
— Muhammad Mahar Azam (@imaharazam) May 20, 2019
Celebrities are also participating in the campaign.
Our currency Our pride we must defend it from economic attacks that are challenging our freedom and our right to exist .in this war we are all economic soldiers we must defend our rupee #buypakrs ❤️🙏🏼🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/kTMqDPxqhx
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 20, 2019
What are your views on the matter? Should dollar be boycotted in Pakistan? Let us know in the comments section.