Hello dear PML(N) family,
The year 2021 was an incredibly difficult and challenging year. The pandemic continues to dominate our lives this year too and we spent most of our time online. In 2021, people have been yearning for something like stability, peace and socializing. Even those who accepted that they would never get their old lives back hoped for a new normal. The year 2022 has begun; it is time to face the world’s predictable unpredictability. The prediction for 2022 is not the familiar routine of the pre-COVID years. The turmoil and bewilderment of the pandemic era would keep haunting our imagination for quite some time. But we also have a firm belief that every dark cloud has a silver lining and after chaos, stability is inevitable.
The Omicron-driven fifth wave of COVID-19 is spreading at a great pace in Pakistan according to National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). Please get your vaccination done and follow SOPs to control the virus spread.
In this edition you will find an article on women’s empowerment by Tahia Noon, Ahmed Jawad talks about the government’s failure to tap the horticulture export market. Amid rising inflation, Imran Khan’s government has tabled a mini-budget 2022. An article examines how badly it would hit the common man. Another article predicts that the results of local bodies and recent by-elections herald the end of the current regime.
Folks have you made any new year’s resolutions? Something good which you would start doing or quitting some bad habit or routine? Well, this year I have aimed to control my emotional outbursts, losing some extra kilograms and joining a local cycling club are few to mention.:)
Don’t give yourself an option to give up. I never thought about quitting. If I invest mentally, I don’t quit.
(Vijaya Srivastava, who learned to swim at age 68).