The tragedy with Pakistan has been that whichever political party controls the reins of power, whether in the capital or in any of the four provinces, it immediately assumes the status of being one-and-only real well-wishers of the common people. In the course of its rule, it claims credit for framing all policies for the social, political, economic and cultural uplift of the common people of this country. My question is that has any of our governments got itself involved with the common people in the process of preparation of these policies? How do they know what are the actual problems of the common people? Isnt it a mockery of democracy that the policies are said to be framed and announced in the name of the common people but they are kicked out of the whole process by policy wonks that are least aware of their actual sufferings? -ABDUL SAMAD SAMO, Karachi, May 14.