Ever since the beginning of the two marches, the forces of the status quo are trying to save their own skin by clutching onto each other. They are aware that their survival is at stake and they have to stand together to avert their extinction. Ch Nisar's press conference after Aitizaz Ahsan's speech, in the joint session of the parliament has made it crystal clear that self-respect are words alien to these power seekers.

The only thing that matters for them, is having the power to do as they wish without being questioned. They know if that any change came, they would rot in prisons for life or have to depart forever from Pakistan.

WASEEM KHAN,

Karachi, September 8.