A headline in the newspaper said we need a minimum of $5billion in thirty days to survive. I make an urgent appeal to my dear countrymen that happen to be filthy rich, especially Mr. Zardari, Mian brothers and ex-President Pervez Musharraf, to donate generously to the national kitty to meet this target. I am sure we can collect this money as well as keep our independence and sovereignty that we value so much. We should decide once for all to break the begging bowl for good. We can be a winner if we trust our own people, be open to them and share our problems with them. Our rulers should be proud to be on of us. Let the parliament decide all our major issues and then implement its decisions without any fear or favour. The present rulers are selfish and unwanted. We need a leader like our Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who founded this country for us. -RAMZAN BHATTI, via e-mail, October 25.