PM’s Eggonomics vindicated as eggs get the wings

By: Raheel Hanif      Published: 10:30 PM, 4 Dec, 2020
PM’s Eggonomics vindicated as eggs get the wings

Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a ceremony to mark 100 days of his government being in office, had proposed to end poverty in Pakistan by providing eggs and chickens to rural women, it had become a big joke on social media and even compelled the cricketer-turned-politician to defend his recommendation on Twitter.

Khan had said that the government would give eggs and chickens to rural women so that they could start their own poultry businesses. "The project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster," Khan said. However, his "Eggonomics" met with funny criticism on Twitter.

Lo and behold! Some two years after our Prime Minister stood as vindicated and all his critics got the eggs on their face, though they could enjoy it for free if it would not be hurled at them metaphorically.

The time has proved how much his visionary ‘Eggonomics’ has taken all by surprise leaving the masses yearning for the taste of those eggs, which they don’t even shy to hurl at the politicians as the eggs have got now wings to fly beyond the reach of the most of the people in the country.

Yes sir! The eggs have become a luxurious commodity in Pakistan now and their presence on the menu makes the meal a conspicuous one!

As people had been used to push one or two boiled eggs down their throats taking it too for-granted just to make their bodies feel some warmth in the bitter cold, this winter they are facing a harsh reality that leaves them with cold feet when they want to buy some in the market.

The sky-rocketing prices of eggs in the country are nearing a double century at the moment and with winter has yet to show its true bite the prices may go beyond the dreams of avarice.

In Quetta, eggs are being sold for Rs195 per dozen while in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Bannu and Karachi they are available for Rs190 per dozen.

According to the latest report from the Bureau of Statistics, the eggs price have seen an increase of Rs10 in the last week.

The price for one dozen of eggs was Rs186 in Sukkur, Rs184 in Bahawalpur and Rs181 in Lahore and Faisalabad, Rs180 in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Multan and Larkana.

So considering this trend, all the critics of our handsome and visionary Prime Minister would have been feeling despair as if they could have got themselves benefitted from the Khan’s scheme then now could have totally emulated the dreams of Sheikh Chilli.

Could not they?..... Consider about eggs that got to your head before you nod!