This letter refers to the article ‘Pakistan's decadent elite’ (August 16, 2022) by Javid Husain. There is a dire need for the ruling elite to put the country on the path of progress and prosperity. There is no doubt that many of the nation’s problems can be laid at the feet of this class.
Despite the fact that much of this elite owes its wealth, power and prestige to the public and their hard-earned wages, their conduct often indicates that the public’s problems are beneath their notice. There should be greater accountability for the elite to ensure that they are using their exalted powers and position for the public good.