According to press reports, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the PPP-led government will succeed in completing its tenure due to cooperation of the PPP legislators, workers and the supporters/voters of the party among the general public. I think the President is out of touch with the ground reality. The President should know that the PPP government has done virtually nothing to better plight of the ordinary people and popularity of government is diminishing day by day. Two issues that are particularly damaging for the party are its failure to tackle the loadshedding crisis as well as lack of control over inflation which is creating new rolls of poverty everyday. There are very few people in the country that may be inclined to believe President's statements of a rosy future. -ENGR S.T. HUSSAIN, Lahore, via e-mail, July 11.