When a government is weak in Pakistan, or is stillborn like the present one, it starts relying on advertisements in newspapers and electronic media. The present weakling had been underweight to begin with and has been rather wilting under burden of an entire army of corrupt minister, advisors and ministers of state that all are a heavy lift. No wonder it has not taken a single step further in any direction, certainly none towards alleviating miseries of the people. Every other day, there is an increase in petrol and power prices. People, understandably, are inconsolable. The opposition is hibernating deep in its winter of indifference and awakes only when it has something of its own interest to address. -BEDARBAKHT ALVI, Toba Tek Singh, April 1.