Handsome relief package

Letter October 25, 2021
Handsome relief package


The uncontrolled levels of inflation along with meagre means of income have put a strain on the public. With each passing day, it is becoming impossible for people to manage family expenses as prices of food items have constantly risen along with fuel and energy prices. Owing to this hike, public transport fares have also increased because of which those who commute via public transport find it extremely arduous to meet their traveling expenses.

It is true that the increase in petroleum products in the international market has compelled the government to re-adjust the rates of petrol and diesel, but the government must take stock of the existing economic situation of the pandemic-hit population and look for a viable solution. When the desperate parents fail to provide food and other necessities of life to their children, they lose heart and resort to unimaginable measures as committing mass suicide. The prices of flour, sugar and ghee are already skyrocketing and a further increase in their prices will aggravate the already fragile situation. A handsome relief package by the PTI government is imperative to restore people’s faith and ease their financial constraints.

Muhammad Fayyaz


Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2021.

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