The other day I went to the bank and was telling the cashier about the latest statement by the Governor State Bank of Pakistan regarding the certainty of hyper Inflation hitting the country. The person standing next to me asked worriedly What will be its effect, to which I replied that the country will be literally doomed. Hearing this, he asked if the price of dollars will go up or down? He smiled back in great satisfaction and left the counter happily after I told him the dollar price will shoot up. I was deeply shocked to observe how self-centric the society has become no matter whatsoever happens to Pakistan. DR. IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, January 17.