15 April 2013 came as a shock, or a very pleasant surprise to be precise. Who else would be more informed about a sudden fall in gold prices than middle aged housewives with daughters already testing the rishta- waters. Fixated with talk shows especially as we near elections, that little box in the lower right corner with gold and currency rates is the cherry on top. Gold matters in this society, and hence it was the mums that spread the word of a 9% drop. Yes 9%. Your jaw too must have dropped when you heard this. Investors, buyers, moms, dads, Azhar Paan shop guy in the corner of your street, Mian Mansha, basically everyone was talking and thinking about it. This is the new obsession, not only in Pakistan but world over. Interesting how a commodity like gold can build bridges. Bring East and West on the same page. Overwhelming indeed.
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