Watching a picture of the PPP members of the cabinet standing next to General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and smiling from ear to ear made me wonder what was poor Amin Fahim's fault? The Makhdoom of Hala was alleged to have 'close links' with Musharraf. Perhaps the opposite is true; he was not as close to Musharraf as some others in the PPP leadership are, or aspire to be. -MUHAMMED UMER FAROOQ, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, via e-mail, April 25.