The government is responsible to create level playing field for all stakeholders in the country and check malpractices in the economy that no one should be allowed to make undue advantage of any situation. The prices of cars in all other countries are much lower and their quality is much higher than those being assembled in this country. To achieve genuine growth and discourage element of undue profit making government will have to play its role. Government must allow import of used cars because local assemblers have increased prices unjustifiably and failed to achieve localization as they had promised.
People are also facing sugar crisis as the prices have increased manifold. Large number of sugar mills are own by parliamentarians, directly or indirectly they are responsible for burgeoning crisis. Again the government failed to bring price down at the normal level and left the consumers to pay undue prices of the commodity.
Flour crisis, despite bumper wheat crop, forced people to spent their most of time to get a bag of flour. Many were killed in the process while many suffered humiliation at the hands of distributors or police but remained failed get one. The crisis is not over yet as profiteers are planning to plunder in the name of shortage.
Due to malpractices the prices of all essential commodities have increased to the level that poor can not afford to buy anymore. In a situation where inflation is on the rise, security situation is worsening, people expect drastic steps from the government to protect their interests rather than those of millers.
The incumbent government always justifies its major action be it dialogue with the political parties or decision to obey IMF demands in the name of "saving system". But the question germinating in many minds is why a system that rests on a morally bankrupt, intellectually poor, politically self-serving, culturally bigoted and financially corrupt ruling elite comprising politicians, bureaucracy, feudal lords, generals be protected.
In a bid to protect corrupt system the government is vitalizing terrorism in this country. Tired of fraudulent politics of elite and sick of poverty, a large section of Pakistanis have begun to rally behind the religious fundamentalists, a sign of more instability in the country. Instead of hurling warnings, ultimatums and deadlines people want to see some solid action that can lead to reduce their sufferings.