After seeing recent developments in the country, people of Pakistan should have no doubts about the sincerity of our worthy politicians towards their welfare or their concern for the country. The supreme most of all for them is their personal interest and lust for power, no matter what price the country has to pay for it. While the rest of the world moves towards greater progress and prosperity for their people, our leaders are pushing the country backwards. About time the public saw through their designs and stopped being used as a tool for their personal aggrandisement. -YOUSAF, South Waziristan, via e-mail, February 28.