I would listen to them if they were having this conversation while living in Pakistan. At least then I ll know they have their stakes in Pakistan.
I believe there are enough Pakistani economists who know what’s wrong with Pakistan’s economy & what needs to be done.
It’s a common psychological condition in the global south to revere & respect those who live in Rome and are Romans by association.
Pakistan does not need help, Pakistan needs commitment. I don’t see people sitting in far away capitals, championing different causes from the comforts of their air conditioned rooms as committed to Pakistan.
You will see this struggle in almost every developing nation around the world. The American fanboys come in all shapes and sizes. There is a small and vocal cult present in every developing nation where the Americans want to impose their ideals. Pakistan is unfortunately no exception. From the armed forces to politicians, businessmen and ordinary folks. American tentacles run deep. The Pakistani armed forces send their officers to lenghty exchange programs with the US military. What is a Pakistani military officer going to learn from such exchange programs? You get my point. In Pakistan we have a small, but very loyal American fanbase. Some of them can be found on this very patriotic forum. They don't even shy away from admitting their allegiance.
Patriotism is just a fancy word. In the end what triumphs is money and interests. Would you be able to criticize the US policies if your son or daughter are residing in the US? Would you be able to criticize flawed US policies if you had business, commercial or other interests in the US? I hope you get my point.
The moral of the story is that a person can never be totally committed until there are conflict of interests. This topic is a classic example where nation is demoted to second place and personal interests promoted to the top.