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The Royal Palm fiasco

I am writing this with regard to the Royal Palm scandal that has been surfacing in the news these days. It is has been said by the Parliamentary Committee investigating the matter that the club was built by defrauding the government on Railways land, with the connivance of a few big names in the Army and Railway Dept back then. Shaukat Aziz and other such names were leading the lights. This sprawling course representing the decadence of the rich and careless in Pakistan epitomizes what is wrong with Pakistan: inequality, an uncaring attitude, wrong prioritisation and now, corruption. If we look around us, the country is increasingly polarised and the gap between the rich and the poor is widening by every passing moment. If the wealthy do not realize the iniquity that they are perpetrating (directly or indirectly), they should be prepared for the consequences that the dispossessed and disenfranchised masses are capable of inflicting upon them.

ANAM ILAHI

Lahore



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