I don’t know whether I should laugh or weep. An advertisement printed in Dawn on 9th December asks the people of Pakistan to help in the fight against corruption. Nothing wrong there, except that the ad contains photographs of those PPP personnel who are known to have looted the country. The president and his spouse of course are known beneficiaries of Musharraf’s notorious National Reconciliation Ordinance, which enabled the couple to return to Pakistan and paved the way for Zardari to become president. The prime minister’s photo is also there.

It will be remembered that he offered to resign if it could be proved that his wife’s bank loans had been written off. Although Dawn published the news of NAB having written off loans in his wife’s name, he still continues in office. When such shameless crooks are in charge of the country, only Allah can save it.