Road to Aus­ter­ity

Enterprise - - Editor's Desk - Aye­sha Haq Mul­tan

The new Prime Min­is­ter will re­port­edly cut down on his ad­min­is­tra­tive ex­penses, have a lean cabi­net of min­is­ters and ex­er­cise econ­omy where pos­si­ble. The Chief Min­is­ters of all the four prov­inces will fol­low suit and will not in­dulge in ex­trav­a­gan­zas. Some of them may even not re­side in their pala­tial of­fi­cial res­i­dences to con­trol provin­cial ex­penses. Can the same spirit of aus­ter­ity be in­cul­cated in the gen­eral pop­u­lace as well? Can Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif take up the chal­lenge of lead­ing his coun­try­men to a path of aus­ter­ity in all spheres of pub­lic life? Per­haps, he could make a be­gin­ning by bring­ing in leg­is­la­tion that pre­vents ex­trav­a­gant spend­ing at wed­dings. It will be a big boon if he suc­ceeds in do­ing so and will cer­tainly set the tone for all round aus­ter­ity at the national level.

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