Economic divide.

SEVERAL factors have driven Pakistan to the verge of economic collapse. One of them is inflation, which refers to a continuous increase in the price of goods and services. From creeping inflation to strato-inflation, we have now reached the stage of hyper-inflation.

During the last few years, there has been an abnormal increase in prices which has created a chaos in the country. Inflation has become a deadly disease to our already ailing economy. Once a country is caught in the vicious cycle of inflation, it becomes seriously difficult to get out of the tight spot.

There are various factors that contribute to the rise in prices. Some are natural factors, like unfavourable weather conditions which affect the food production and lead to shortage of commodities in the market. Besides, there are man-made problems, like hoarding which...

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