Politicians are a strange species. They might look polls apart but there are certain peculiarities common to them all. Take the case of MQM-wallas and Maulana Fazlur Rahman of JUI. Apparently, there is nothing in common between them yet they are about the same in their actions. MQM often threatens the government that their support can be withdrawn anytime but after using the pressure for more plums, they always end up supporting Islamabad. In the past two years MQM has particularly used this tactic to their great advantage. Recently Maulana Fazlur Rahman also threatened the government that he might withdraw support and this is a threat that he has used successfully in the past also. I wish the PML-N could also do that and have benefit of blackmailing the government. The wise say one should make hay while the sun shines. And the sun of corruption cannot possibly shine any more than it is shining these days.-DR. RASHEDA BAIG, Fort Abbas, April 9.