In what is being described as his Marie Antoinette moment, Pakistan’s planning minister Ahsan Iqbal is facing criticism following his plea to the nation to drink less tea to help save on imports amid a deepening economic crisis, with many calling for him to resign. Al Jazeera reports that the average Pakistani is believed to drink at least three cups of tea a day on average and the government spends about $600m from the central bank’s hard currency reserves for tea imports annually.