While giving interview to a private TV channel, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said, "We have to put our house in order, otherwise the British and the US governments will stop all aid to this country". As the nation celebrates its 62nd year of independence, my question is, when will we acquire independence from these colonial powers. -MASHKOOR A. KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, August 6.