Friday, May 26, 2006
Leaving a sour taste
The clamour for heads to roll over the sugar crisis in Pakistan (prices have doubled in the last couple of years for a commodity close to the hearts of the country's many tea drinkers) has left the PM unperturbed and he has all but exonerated his cabinet colleagues of any mischief. As this article in Dawn catalogues, the PM's comments are simply disingenuous. The irony of the behind-the-scenes politicking is that it's another body blow to this government's image as economic saviours of the common man. It's one thing to fail at improving the lot of the country's poor, but it's quite another to collude in making them worse off.