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Sugar crisis

In the 1990s there was the wheat crisis and now there is the sugar crisis. Sugar has mysteriously disappeared from every city in Pakistan. People are condemning the government and rightly so. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) slogan 'roti, kapra aur makaan' meaning food, clothing and shelter . The existing government is of the PPP and is doing exactly the opposite of its promise. Pakistan has never experienced such a scale of scarcity of food items as it has since the PPP started running the country. Some people claim that Zardari is grabbing businesses presently he owns all the sugar mills. All he wants to do is steal as much as he can. He does not care if the people of Pakistan starve or not. He does not care about popularity - he only cares about satisfying his personal greed. This has got to stop and an investigation has to be conducted as to who is responsible for this overall food crisis. Who these people are should be taken too task. In any case if President Zarda…

Zardari's quest for absolute power

The National Reconciliation Ordinance (N.R.O) is intended give more power to President Zaradari. He will use his executive powers at whim, and will not need the approval of the parliament for any decision be it right or wrong. There would be no debate in the parliament, the president's decision would be final. In short he wants to become a dictator. The elections which were conducted were sham. No one elected anyone, the results were announced, no one knows if they were genuine or not. Zardari made himself president and Gilani is prime minister because Zardari wanted him to be. Much of the parliament is filled with religious clerics (Mullahs) who have no concept of democracy. They can only preach not make a sensible speech. Had there been honest elections, the Mullahs would not be seen in the parliament. No one cares about religion. People want jobs, they want incomes which can match the ever increasing prices of virtually everything. The country is run by charlatans, completel…