Countrywide Protests Costing Rs. 100-150 Billion per Day: Economists

The countrywide road blockades and supply chain disruptions amid the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Azadi March have caused an estimated loss of around Rs. 100-150 billion a day to the national economy. Economists and industrialists stated this in a conversation with ProPakistani.

Pakistan’s GDP is $383 billion, which means over one billion dollars per day. The country suffers a loss of around Rs. 200 billion per day if there is a nationwide standstill. 50-70 per cent of the country came to a standstill on Wednesday due to the road blockade.

The President of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) said that the closure of main roads had suspended economic activity in the country. He said the blockade had disrupted the supply chain, which ultimately increased the misery of the masses.

The RCCI has repeatedly demanded that all political parties must sign a charter of the economy, he said.