Islamabad: Pakistan's children facing economic crunch will no longer get syllabus books as there is a shortage of paper in the country. Due to skyrocketing prices, it is not possible for publishers to print. Let us know that there is already a shortage of petrol- diesel, food grains and other things in the neighboring country. The burden of debt is constantly increasing. The foreign exchange reserves are declining rapidly. In view of this, in the past, a minister of Pakistan had advised the people to drink less tea.
The Pakistan Paper Association has said that there is a shortage of paper in the country. Due to this, books will not be available to the students in the new academic session starting from August 2022. It is being told that this crisis has been caused by global inflation, wrong policies of governments and the arbitrariness of local paper industries. All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association, Pakistan Association of Printing Graphic Art Industry (PAPGAI) and other organisations related to the paper industry have given information in this regard while holding a joint press conference with the country's top economist Dr. Kaiser Bengali.
He warned during the press conference that books will not be available to students in the new academic year due to the paper crisis. It is being told that paper has become very expensive in Pakistan and its price is increasing every day. Publishers are not able to fix the price of the books. Due to this, the textbook boards of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will not be able to print the books.