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Real issues

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Is the PDM the real issue? Is the Senate election the real issue? For the 32 million, largely apolitical Pakistani families neither the PDM nor the Senate elections are the real issues. For the thousand Pakistani families who are political partisans sitting on the political chessboard, the PDM or the Senate election may indeed be the real issues-their livelihood depends on it.

In 1992, James Carville, Bill Clinton’s election campaign strategist, coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid”. For the 32 million, largely apolitical Pakistani families, ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. To be certain, the four real issues are: food inflation, electricity tariff, absolute lack of governance and how this extreme political instability is hurting the 220 million.

Food inflation is at the very top of the list of real issues because 80 percent of Pakistani families end up spending 80 percent........

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