Pakistan, being hit by high inflation had been going through one and other severe problems day by day. Inflation there could be understood by the fact that the government took the subsidies back which it’d been offering to citizens to curb the losses it had been bearing so far.
Putting more tensions on the forehead, the state is now facing a severe shortage of paper. The crisis is thus supposed to disrupt the academic activities in the country. As believed by Pakistan’s paper associations, there are chances that the students there might not receive their academic books this year, which would be starting from August, said.
All Pakistan Paper Merchant Association, Pakistan Association of Printing Graphic Art Industry (PAPGAI), and other organizations associated with the paper industry, along with the country's leading economist Qaiser Bengali hinted for the possible crisis.
A local media outlet from Pakistan reported that due to the increasing cost of paper, publishers are not able to price the books. “Ergo to this, textbook boards of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would remain incable to print textbooks,’’
He further wrote, Pakistan is now at a situation where noone is now willing to advance a loan to it. "We were unable to solve the economic problems when the population was 11 crores during the regime of Zia ul Haq. How our incompetent and failed rulers are going to improve the economy when the population has doubled to 22 crores?"