A few days back our finance minister Ishaq Dar while addressing the business community bellowed, “Bring back your dollars”. If I was there I would have replied by asking him how much he, his Prime Minister and his brother have stashed away in foreign banks? How about asking all the members of our all National and Provincial Assemblies, who have billions in investment abroad to bring back some of this wealth.

Leading through example was never something that we saw in Pakistan. I think our politicians should start this and then ask others to comply!

I have a suggestion to make and that is, that presently US Dollar deposits in foreign countries are not getting even quarter percent interest, so our government should announce that all dollars, sterling, Euros to be brought back to Pakistan. I am sure this incentive will bring dollars in ‘billions’ back into Pakistan.


Karachi, January 3.