KARACHI: The PPP manifesto released recently promises the moon for the common man (including a minimum wage of Rs18,000). Based on the party’s past five years’ performance, one can confidently predict that if elected again, it will ensure that the dollar will soon be worth Rs300 and the prices of all essential commodities will increase five-fold. Roti, kapraand makaan will then be elusive dreams for the common man and he will need much more than Rs18,000 to survive.
Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2013.