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- Sunday, March 03, 2013 - From Print Edition

Around the world, political parties make their manifestos known before going to the polls. After being elected, these parties transform their manifestos into governmental policies, which reflect the government’s priorities and commitments, besides providing a road map for all state institutions. Surprisingly, and rather regrettably, we haven’t witnessed any significant policy of the incumbent government in any sector of the economy or other areas of governance. It has spent five years blaming past governments for all present ailments and problems facing by the country.

In the same period, stories of corruption, plunder and embezzlement have been surfacing one after another. In fact, perhaps all previous records of corruption have been broken. It is feared that all these cases may only be the tip of the iceberg, since in our country corruption cases of a serving government are generally disclosed by the next government. So, keeping all this in view, ‘dishonesty’ seems to be the ‘best policy’ for the incumbent government.

Mohsin Raza Malik