Our government has a tacit understanding with Americans that they would keep hitting us with drone attacks, we would only put up mild protests while demanding that the drone technology be given to us. When shall these acts of madness end? The Prime Minister (very rightly) demanded the repatriation of Dr Afia Siddiqui from US but did that in a strange way by saying releasing her would bring many accolades to the US, as if the Washington needed that. The domestic political agenda of the PPP seems nothing more than protection of the billions of dollars Mr Zardari had made. The ruling coalition/cartel is expending its entire energy and focus on saving him. -MARYAM IBRAHIM, Mirpur, January 17