Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has declared proudly that his chair is strong and he would sit on it with a bang. The same statement was made by the founder of PPP, but in the end his chair proved to be wobbly. The only chair that is truly strong is the chair of Allah Almighty and the PM should avoid making such statements. In addition, the Prime Minister in his brinkmanship has tried to malign the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, while he was on a State visit to China, which speaks of his state of disorientation, because how could he do it without damaging the reputation and morale of the Pakistani army.

This is unheard of in the history of any country and he should stop maligning the Army Chief and indirectly the army, which has thousands of shaheeds to its credit. Perhaps, the Prime Minister is too much under the influence of his party Co-Chairman and that is why he tends to issue such reckless statements.

DR MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, January 12.