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Hide and seek

By News Desk
June 23, 2024
Hide and seek

Once again, differences between the PPP and the PML-N have been resolved. But this hide and seek between the two collation partners will likely keep cropping up intermittently. The PPP is reportedly annoyed by the government’s privatization policy but is probably well aware that the economy will remain in crisis without privatization of loss-making SOEs. Were it in the PML-N’s shoes, the PPP would have likely undertaken privatization as well in order to get a larger IMF bailout.

In fact, the PPP pushed and supported the PML-N first to lead the current coalition government, probably in the hopes that it would have to make tough and unpopular decisions in view of the economic crisis and thus allowing the PPP to capitalize. This has not been the case. In its sadness, the PPP has begun hurling accusations at its coalition partner. Also, if the mainstream political parties had worked for the welfare of the country and its people, we would not have been in this crisis to begin with.

Gulsher Panhwer