Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has claimed that an anonymous Pakistani national has donated $30 million to the victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake. It is reported that the philanthropist walked into the Turkish embassy in the United States and made the donation. Turkey and Syria were struck by an earthquake on February 6 leaving more than 33,000 people dead.
This declaration by the Pakistan Prime Minister was not appreciated by Pakistani citizens and they raised questions as to why the philanthropist did not donate the money to Pakistan as the country is going through an economic crisis.
Pakistan is currently facing an unprecedented economic crisis and its foreign reserves have dropped to the lowest level since 1998 at around USD 3 billion. Meanwhile Islamabad and the International Monetary Fund have pledged to continue their loan negotiations after they failed to reach a deal last week.