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Inflation uncontrolled

People are becoming increasingly frustrated and anxious as the country’s inflation rate keeps rising. This year’s inflation rate broke previous records. Daily necessities have gotten more expensive, particularly flour, chicken, beef, eggs, lentils, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes. In the past year, the price of a 20 kg bag of flour increased to Rs 800, the price of a kilogramme of poultry meat to Rs 110, and the price of a dozen eggs to Rs 100, according to statistics issued by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The cost of fresh milk increased by Rs 60 per kg, the cost of curd by Rs 60 per kg, the cost of large meat (beef) by Rs 100, and the cost of tiny meat (mutton) by Rs 400 per kg. Tomatoes cost Rs 110 more, onions Rs 210, potatoes Rs 50 per kg, tea bags Rs 163, Basmati rice Rs 40, dal masoor Rs 90, mung dal Rs 90, daal mash Rs 125, and chickpea daal Rs 90 per kg. Additionally, in a year, the price of a packet of salt increased by Rs15, and the price of garlic by Rs. 100. The necessities for every home and products used on a daily basis are not included in these numbers. Aside from them, prices for produce, agricultural products, fertilisers, power, water, and gas have increased. The cost of everything seems to have increased and become unaffordable for the average person, with the exception of human life and blood, yet there doesn’t seem to be a solution to the challenges facing society. The current government came to power promising to protect the populace from the horrors of inflation and ease their financial woes, but thus far, no action has been taken. As a result, government governance has come under serious scrutiny due to inflation and the unavailability of medicines. Given the issues facing the populace, the government should implement the appropriate controls on inflation to ease their suffering.

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