THIS is apropos your editorial ‘Fuelling controversy’ (Jan 20). It is only natural that the finance minister should feel that the petrol crisis is owing to a conspiracy against the government.
This is always the reaction of those who are incompetent and inefficient. The problem with the PML-N is that its leader cannot trust anyone who is not closely related to him. He is not comfortable with those who do not belong to his hometown or those who speak a different dialect from his own.
Consequently, he has appointed only close relatives and cronies to positions of power, who think they can never be held accountable for negligence. It is surprising that it took so long for a major crisis like this one to erupt.
In any other country, such inefficiency and carelessness would have resulted in the immediate resignation of the minister concerned (if not the government itself).
Printed in DAWN, January 25, 2015