This is why past govts only focused on where change can be felt and turned into votes, bankrupting country's economy over and over againThis is why the government must continue to focus on the sorts of governance where change can be seen and felt. For example, road resurfacing, gutters, painting buildings, and most importantly inflation, especially with food and energy.
The vast majority of the electorate is completely unaware of economic terms and their impact.
So you want govt to make people better off by bankrupting the country over and over again?The people know from experience that every government tries to highlight its economic successes, but they can only judge by whether they themselves are better off or not, no matter what the government says or claims.
So? This strategy successfully turned into votes while bankrupting the country over and over again. Don't you support democracy?But that's how it worked in Pakistan (since the mid-1970s). The PPP used state-owned properties to feed its backers, and the PML used loans to subsidize its "businessmen's" imports (by artificially propping up the PKR so that those imported goods are competitively priced). As a result, we have debt and inefficient SOEs.
Yes it's a vicious cycle. But hey Pakistanis love democracy right no matter the cost?And the "hun saadi vari hey!" syndrome to loot as much as possible while in power till the next government takes over and does the same things to benefit their own backers. Until the next change.