And that to without taking a breath! I felt like I had just witnessed a bukkake but instead of the star being a girl, it was this slimy old man…(puke!)
That it is going to be a BJ by Mr Nizami becomes clear from the very start:
Finally, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, a dark horse, has accepted the coveted job of adviser to the prime minister on finance, revenue and economic affairs. Better late than never, Pakistan finally has a finance minister.
It’s all down hill from there. Next he puffs that low life up on pedestals made of sand:
Dr Hafeez Sheikh, a US-trained economist, who served in the World Bank as its country head in Saudi Arabia, is not new to Pakistan. Belonging to a landed family of Sindh closely related to the Soomros, he served as the provincial finance minister and later as the minister for privatisation and investment in the Musharraf regime. Despite showing good results in both the slots, he resigned from his post over policy differences. Since then he has been heading an investment firm based in Dubai.
Of course any fool can study economics in US, serving World Bank only means he s an economic hit man, belonging to a landed family closely related to Soomros means he is NOT from an old landed family and someone in his family is married to a Soomro (a fact that should be hidden and not displayed), and it probably happened when he was the provincial minister. The lousy job he did as minister for privatisation and investment in the Musharraf regime is something we are well aware of and suffering from even today. And you nicely hide over the fact that though he’s been working in Dubai, who it is that he had been working for.
Next, Mr Nizami turns his face towards Mr tarin and says “I want it right in my mouth”:
Admittedly, Mr Tarin ably steered the economy in very turbulent times. Despite the country being virtually in a state of war, riddled with suicide attacks, he managed the economy well, bringing a modicum of economic stability.
So Mr Nizami wants us to believe that Mr Tarin had “ably” steered the economy and brought us “economic stability”. He seems to have slept through the last two years while are economy was “ably steered” right into the middle of the IMF iceburg for which Mr Tarin was hired to prevent and if this is “economic stability” we are living under, then I don’t know what economic instability is!
Soon Mr Nizami follows it with the biggest of lies and it for sure takes the cake for the biggest lie one can tell:
The former finance minister can also take due credit for bringing inflation down from 20 per cent to 9 per cent in two years.
Wow! So the prices of everything have been skyrocketing because the rate of inflation has been going down? Simply fucking amazing!!! And the fact that he is lying and he knows he is lying becomes apparent in the very next paragraph where he states:
the bulk of the population living below the bare sustenance level, facing endemic shortages of basic foodstuffs at prices increasingly beyond their reach.
Repeat that again? Do tell me Mr Nizami how can we with an economy that has been “ably steered” for the past two years with inflation more than halving do we end up with “the bulk of the population living below the bare sustenance level, facing endemic shortages of basic foodstuffs at prices increasingly beyond their reach”??
He further exposes his lies in the following paragraph:
State corporations like the national airline, WAPDA, railways and the Steel Mills – packed with cronies and political appointees by successive governments – are massively contributing to the burgeoning budget deficit. A projected GDP growth rate of just over three per cent during the current financial year is barely sufficient to keep pace with the rate of population growth.
So I ask once again Mr Nizami, how can we with an economy that has been “ably steered” for the past two years with inflation more than halving do we end up with “State corporations…packed with cronies and political appointees by successive governments [that includes the previous government of which your new Knight in Shining Armor was a major part of] with “GDP growth rate of just over three per cent during the current financial year is barely sufficient to keep pace with the rate of population growth”?
Through the rest of his half of his article Mr Nizami goes to bat for his other benefactors — the bankers — calling laws against their totally free hand “draconian”, etc. But near the end he comes back to earn his bonus and states:
The IFIs and donor countries, primarily the US, will be relieved that here is a person they can do business with. Being no walkover[Ha, ha!], Dr Sheikh will hopefully be able to ward off competing vested interests [He is a FUCKING VESTED INTEREST] vying for influence on the basis of cronyism and political connections. Hopefully, he will be given the authority and the freehand he demanded before joining the cabinet.