Will Pakistan always be ruled by crooks? The present government has been responsible for the escalating prices of all foodstuffs including sugar. Our ministers are suspected of hoarding sugar and wheat, and we know that the privatisation of Pakistan Steel Mills was against the national interest so much so that the Supreme Court was compelled to reverse it.

So, why should we be surprised that this cabinet has decided to withdraw corruption cases against Benazir Bhutto and all others who have looted the national exchequer? In fact, I know they will applaud if Benazir Bhutto wears her famous $150,000 necklace when she returns to power, while her husband gets to keep his place in Surrey and all his loot in offshore bank accounts.