Assault, in broad daylight, on the well-guarded motorcade of PM has made the common man feel more vulnerable. It has made the people of Pakistan think that if their Prime Minister is not safe from attack in the red-alert zone of Islamabad, how can they be safe in the mean streets of the country? The hopes for rule of law in the country are diminishing but, alas, the PPP government seems to have forgotten all its promises in the intoxication of power. -M. ZAFAR ISMAIL, Karachi, via e-mail, September 4.