KARACHI: This is with reference to your editorial “We deserve no pity” (December 9). I was reminded of Ishaq Dar’s claim that the dollar would soon be brought down to Rs98. Mr Dar should try to find out how General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s government contained the dollars’ rise to less than three per cent per year during his nine years in power (compared with a rate of 10 per cent in the six months of the present government’s rule).
I am sure there must still be some bureaucrats around who remember how this ‘miracle’ was brought about, despite the country being under strict sanctions during the first two years of Musharraf’s reign.
Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2013.