The dengue takes a day off was a headline in The Nation in its issue dated 10th October 2011, since this ruthless killer had killed none in Lahore on the previous day. But, the very next day, true to its nature, it returned just as viciously and continues to be in a state of war with the hapless people. If corruption, the darling of millions were also to take a day off somehow, only once every month but countrywide and till it is effectively curbed, it will be doing the country a tremendous favour. This respite though of a short duration, will nevertheless act as a remarkable saviour of the sinking state institutions from loot and plunder of billion of rupees, at least during this period of respite every year. FAROOQ ZAMAN, Lahore, October 12.