Pakistan has been virtually shredded by these so-called champions of democracy and the so-called custodian of 'Roti, Kaprra and Makkan' by creating one issue or the other. The nation, which had baffled even the super powers, by making a nuclear test just about 10 years ago, has been cut into a piece of joke for outsiders. The world now narrates our jokes on their get-togethers. We have a shameless bunch of people at the helm of affairs. Let better sense prevail upon these people for the sake of the name, Pakistan. Let new blood come on top and steer this country out of stormy waters. Why cant all these old stalwarts retire to their farms here or abroad and enjoy the loot they have made during their times. AMJAD HABIB MIRZA, Lahore, December 18.