During Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's maiden speech in the Senate, Finance Minister Naveed Qamar, who was sitting next to him, dozed off in the full glare of TV cameras. And he slept through out. Since then, channel after channel has shown the finance minister in somnambulist state much to the chagrin of PPP government. The irony is that ever since Mr. Qamar has assumed office of the finance minister, the economy of the country has also gone into a sleep mode. -FATIMA JAMAL, Karachi, via e-mail, September 3.