Inflation and patience

Published: May 14, 2019

KARACHI: I am not familiar with how politics works, but I am a former student of business and currently teach the subject. Given this experience, if my house was under debt for the past 20 to 25 years along with mounting corruption, then as a resident, I would naturally be under a lot of financial burden and a pressure to tackle the situation. I admit I am not very familiar with the selected cabinet, but if a government is trying to take the country out of the economic mess it has been in for decades, then we as citizens should be patient and hope for an improvement in our condition, even if the taxes or petrol prices increase, or the tax on mobile cards is imposed once again, or inflation is on the rise.

As citizens it is our right to question the government and hold it accountable, but it is also necessary to exercise patience. We have been oppressed for decades and want results in months from the current government. We must realise our government does not have a magic wand and took charge when the country was at its worst. Coming out of this situation will take time and hence it requires our patience.

Muhammad Kamran Anjum

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2019.

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