I very strongly believe that our politicians are a class of people that are basically selfish and mean. They only care for their seats of power and the money they make from power and have the least regard for country. More than forty people were killed and nearly two hundred injured in the suicide bombing attack at Data Darbar in Lahore. But instead of expressing sympathy with the people and doing something practical for those who suffered, politicians of the ilk of Salman Taseer, Pervez Elahi, Qamarul Zaman Kaira, Babar Awan and Raja Riaz wasted no time in heaping criticism on the government in Punjab, particularly on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. With so open a criticism of the provincial government, people have begun to smell a rat in what happened on Thursday at Data Darbar. They are trying to read between the lines now. -AHMAD JAHANZEB, Islamabad, July 3.