The common man is being grilled in the soaring heat due to long hours of electricity failures, corruption, mismanagement, in addition to lawlessness and prices hikes, while the ruling elite and the government high-ups enjoy unlimited luxuries, all at the expense of the taxpayers money. To save a failing government, the PML-Q has finally joined the federal government in exchange for flagged cars and other crumbs of power; while the welfare of the common man is nowhere in the mind of either the 'Q League or the PPP. Pathetically, a bunder baant of ministries was seen yesterday, after the swearing-in ceremony of the new ministers, so that the PPP can prolong its misrule, and the 'Q League stalwarts too can enjoy power and privilege while the sun shines. If in this process, the country goes to the dogs, so what They will at least have their pound of flesh (of the masses). DR ZAHEER ASGHAR KHAN, Lahore, May 1.