Pakistan inducts new Turkish drones despite economic crisis

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Turkey has delivered the first batch of the Baykar Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to Pakistan despite the country experiencing a major economic crisis.

Around six to seven drones, which can fire cruise missiles at any altitude, were reportedly delivered to the Pakistani Air Force. This comes despite the fact that poverty is soaring in Pakistan as the economic turmoil has pushed the country towards the imminent risk of default.

Islamabad was in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding a $7 billion bailout package, but these have stalled.

Pakistani shopkeepers are selling the subsidised bags of flour in black, and hundreds of people, stand in long queues to collect the commodity and some of them are also losing their lives.

Reportedly, a flour stampede in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a week back.

This is along with other reports of similar disarray and stampedes leading to death at government-led flour distribution points. Reports surfaced of at least nine women and three children dying in a stampede in Karachi’s industrial hub – SITE area on Friday (March 31), reported The News International.

Pakistan’s economy has been hit by multiple external triggers. Not only is it suffering the dents created by the Ukraine war, but it is also finding it difficult to make up for the economic losses caused by the 2022 floods.

This has now created a humanitarian crisis in an agrarian economy where people cannot afford food items.

And moreover, the country’s rising inflation has had negative effects on the purchasing power of the professional class also, as reported The News International.

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