IN Pakistan, the political culture has not evolved into something that could make the nation proud. More often than not, political parties are at daggers drawn with one another, forgetting that the art of politics is all about making compromises. Constant bickering among the leaders, failure to view the opposing party as legitimate, personal vendettas, etc, have eaten into its fabric politics. The attack on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's entourage by a charged pack of thugs while he was travelling to Upper and Lower Dir to address some procession is to be seen in the same context. He holds members of JI responsible for the attack. Thankfully, Maulana Fazl said that since he did not believe in political vendettas, he would not retaliate. On the other hand, JI leader Sirajul Haq denies the charges as baseless. However the origins of this venom can be traced back to the time when the two parties were allies in the MMA. Parting of ways should not have resulted in acts of violence, if at all the JI was found responsible. Although it seemed that the two parties stayed together more for power than public service. As a general note one must say that our leaders have a lot of leeway to make. They need to realise that by fighting among themselves, they would be doing no service to the people.