After over 8 years of struggle, the people of Pakistan succeeded in getting rid of a military dictator and restoring democratic rule through their chosen elected representatives. It is unfortunate that the actions, policies, failures and irregularities of the coalition government are being portrayed as failure of democracy by anti democratic forces. The solution to our problems lies in more democracy, strengthening institutions, a powerful and vibrant independent judiciary and getting rid of those who violate the law and giving severe punishment to those public office holders found guilty of financial irregularities and pilferages through kickbacks and corruption. MIAN SHAMS, Lahore, October 13.