While the politicians are engaged in their petty squabbling, the country is facing a series of crises; lack of food supplies, rise in prices, loadshedding, threat of militants etc. etc. etc. One wonders where is the country headed? Are we moving towards some semblance of progress or is this the beginning of the end. Whoever is governing the country needs to wake up. It is time to act. -SANA REHMAN, Lahore, via e-mail, August 13.