Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and opposition leader Mian Nawaz Sharif have won the hearts of Pakistani nation with their display of political sagacity and maturity by a joint resolve to meet the challenge of destruction caused by floods in a unified effort. They have proven beyond doubt that for the PPP and PML-N, nothing is above the interest of Pakistan. The country salutes both these parties and their leadership for rising to the occasion. Pakistans situation in the aftermath of recent floods is going from bad to worse. There is no infrastructure, no economy, no food, no medicines and no shelter. Devastation is complete, situation absolutely catastrophic. In view of all this, Pakistan must launch an international campaign for immediate writing-off of our entire foreign debt by all international monetary institutions and foreign governments. That has to be done in the interest of humanity & world peace. There is also the precedent of Haiti where it was done in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake early this year. -SYED NAYYAR UDDIN AHMAD, Lahore, August 16.