On my return to Pakistan, I have found no change in the attitude of political parties and their so-called 'party stalwarts'. Instead of concentrating on the problems of Pakistan, war on terror, rising prices, law and order situation etc. etc, they are seen on various TV channels doing nothing but constantly talking up their leaders. Every talk show on these channels is about denigrating leaders of the other parties and praising, often plain apple-polishing, of their own leaders. These party stalwarts (ministers, if their party is in power) are also given to condemning dictators, sometimes, even though we all know their leaders came into power riding the coattails of one dictator or the other. -MAJ (Retd) ANWAR PASHA, Lahore, via e-mail, September 25.