WION Web Team Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Jul 08, 2019, 12.30 PM
Apple Inc is one of the world's most valuable company. Last year, its market capitalisation soared to US $1 trillion, making it bigger than the size of the economy of many countries, more than the Budget deficit of United States and the combined net worth of 100 of the world's richest people.
So, when a Pakistani news anchor made a faux pas, comparing Apple with a fruit, it left Twitterati in splits.
The said gaffe happened during a conversation recently. The discussion was about Pakistan's financial condition where a panelist said, "Apple's business alone amounts to more than the whole of Pakistan's annual budget."
Then came the blunder. "Yes, I have heard that even one apple is very expensive," said the anchor, thinking the panelist was talking about the fruit.
Pakistan's economic survey, presented last month, revealed that the country grew at an average rate of 3.29 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19 against an ambitious target of 6.2 per cent set. The government said that burgeoning debt has become a major burden for Pakistan's economy.
The Pakistan government said that burgeoning debt has become a major burden for Pakistan's economy