Our country gets a national budget every year. As has been seen over the past many years, when the budget comes, it brings with it price hikes in almost every sector. The same happened this year too. But while the public was still smarting with price increases of the annual budget, another been has been dropped on the poor people via what is being described as a ‘mini budget.’

It has been revealed that this mini-budget was imposed because the government was not recovering its tax revenues, so they thought of the innovative method of coming down with another budget. The result is that the sufferings of the common man have further increased and prices have shot up in different segments such as household products, consumer durable, car prices, TV sets, home appliances, cosmetics, etc. The government is certainly not doing anything for the people.

HASSAN AFTAB,

Karachi, December 14.