For the last two days, the entire media is debating the issue of whether democracy is the system of kufar or Islam. Without going into this discussion, I wish to point out that what we have seen over past fourteen months of the 'democratic' government has made us conclude that democracy is a miserable failure. From the restoration of judges to drone attacks and from ailing economy to peace in Swat, none of the problems could be solved by the parliament, which is the most sacred institution of democracy. The history of Pakistan is a testimony to the fact that both dictatorship and democracy couldn't deliver. Both systems served as a tool for the western colonialists to implement their designs. There is a need for a 'new system' and a new leadership. -MUHAMMAD SAAD KHAN, Islamabad, via e-mail, April 22.