The cost of death certificate has reportedly been increased by 400 per cent, compelling netizens to take to Twitter and call out the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan-led government in light of a statement by the premier from last week.
According to a private media outlet, the cost of death certificate has been increased from Rs300 to Rs1,200. The hike comes a week after PM Imran said that life was not a fairy tale, and “one gets peace only in his or her grave”.
With the increase in death certificate’s cost making headlines, Twitterati took to the social network to ask if “death actually is when one gets peace”.
Meanwhile, some pointed out that the deceased would actually be resting in peace and the hike would only be a problem for his or her survivours.
“Happily ever after is a myth. It’s there only in fairy tales. In real life, one gets peace only when he or she lies in their grave,” the premier had said last Friday as he addressed the inauguration ceremony of a skills development programme called “Hunarmand”.
It wasn’t later that his statements broke the internet as a majority trolled him, and some criticised his government for its “flawed” policies.
The Current is attempting to independently verify the report pertaining to the increase in cost of death certificates