As economic and security uncertainties in the country have grown manifold over the past three years, the people would have wished that the leadership that has ruled the country during this period would at last realise the acute nature of these problems and find ways to solve them. However, the leaders seem to be blissfully ignorant of their concerns as well as their own obligations to address them. This is the sad conclusion one would, most likely, reach after having a look at the accusatory statements flying across our political skies, particularly since the PML-N decided to part ways with the PPP. As some of their utterances are laced with remarks, which could have unbecoming connotations, they cannot fail to provoke the feeling of outrage tinged with revulsion. The people rightly see the mutual recrimination the leaders indulge in, while neglecting their miseries, as an affront to them. Upset at the prospect of removal of the PPP Ministers from the Punjab cabinet, President Zardari blamed the PML-N leadership for violating the Charter of Democracy (CoD) by resorting to lotacracy (horse-trading), a reference to the Unification Bloc that has defected from its parent PML-Q. He termed the blocs likely inclusion in the cabinet Changa-Manga politics, giving the exercise a rather derogatory touch. Mr Zardari chose to ignore the Unification Blocs strong argument that with a sound majority of 47 members in its fold, it has the right to chart a course of political action of its own not hampered by the policy line set by the minority parent party. Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, speaking at a ceremony held to observe Hameed Nizamis death anniversary on Sunday, instead charged Mr Zardari with burying the CoD, citing, among others, the grant of indemnity to Musharraf. While Mr Zardari assured that the PPP would play the role of opposition (in Punjab) not to damage the democratic system, Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza, a PPP stalwart, threatened that PML-Ns offices in his province would be attacked and destroyed. Minister for Law Babar Awan indulged in his own peculiar phraseology in an attempt to humiliate the PML-N leadership. Prime Minister Gilani talked of the policy of reconciliation and insisted that the PPP-led government had been following a national agenda. But mere words would not fill the stomachs of hungry people who, as Tehrik-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan quoted a source at an address in Lahore on Monday, are found in our society for the first time. Their number would obviously grow with the rise in the prices of petroleum products and goods of daily use. The truth is that while the countrys leadership continues to play political games, the general run of people are the greatest sufferers. National agenda, in its real acceptations, only means meeting their needs and wishes and making them happy and prosperous.