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The gap

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Our cabinet is up in the Moon; the other 210 million Pakistanis down below. Up in the Moon, tomatoes sell for Rs17 per kilogram. Down below, tomatoes sell for Rs320 per kilogram. Up in the Moon, peas sell for Rs5 per kilogram. Down below, peas sell for Rs100 per kilogram. Up in the Moon, helicopters cost a paltry Rs55 per kilometer. Down below, Uber and Careem cost as much.

Up from the Moon, the IMF looks angelic. Down below, a million Pakistanis have lost their jobs. Up in the Moon, the cabinet is exchanging congratulations for fulfilling all of IMF’s conditionalities. Down below, four million Pakistanis have been pushed into poverty. Up at the Moon’s surface, the cabinet can easily jump up 10 feet (because the Moon’s gravity is only 17 percent that of Earth’s). Down below, gas........

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