Friday, 04 March 2011 14:35
Just about three years ago, the PPP and PML(N) agreed to form a coalition on the basis of what was then termed, “a common agenda”. Today, the marriage of convenience has been conveniently turned into a divorce.
The walking out of PML(N) may have several motivations and implications best left for pedantic political analysts to peruse over and over again. But one motivation simply stands obvious: ‘a fragile economy and the threats it faces – with which the PML(N) would not want to be associated.
Nobody could accuse the PPP government of inheriting the economic mess it did it three years ago, but they have not done much to address them either.
It took the government three years and three finance ministers to rationalise the size of the cabinet – and that too only when it faced threats and ultimatums from its coalition partners.
It also failed to reduce the current expenditure and increase ...