Mr President, I am taking the liberty of addressing you this letter for four major reasons: One: the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is passing through the most critical period of its history. We are in the eye of the storm and it is difficult forecast the end. Two: regardless of the past legacies the present government has failed to put a truly parliamentary democratic system on the rails. The situation has worsened during the last few weeks. Three: the statements issued by you, the Prime Minister and leaders of the ruling coalition and the opposition, including PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and your governments major ally MQMs Altaf Hussain all indicate that the winds of change are blowing like a political tsunami worse than the recent devastating floods. The murder of MQMs Imran Farooq in London has compounded the situation. Four: the above fears are not based on speculations or press reports but recent meetings chaired by you, Mr President, and the Prime Minister suggest the governments resolve to ward off takeover by non-democratic players, apprehending military intervention. Some time back the PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif had publicly declared your, Mr President, as a security risk. He has now publicly raised his voice for a change if your government if it does not bring about necessary reforms. He has described this change as a 'soft revolution, in accordance with the Constitution. Hence this letter Mr. President, before it is too late. It is amazing that while you urgently summoned your party leaders and federal ministers of the PPP in the Presidency last Friday to discuss the political crisis threatening the government your Prime Minister who is the all powerful Chief Executive under the 18th Amendment feels that all is well and he does not foresee any move to dislodge the present political setup. In the same breath, he said that he was ready to relinquish power as I want to live politically rather than die politically. That being so what was the need of your statement, we know how to defend democracy, but you did look worried without your usual smile in the picture with Hamd Karzai. Something must be disturbing you when you addressed the meeting at Aiwan-i-Sadar on Friday, ruling out any abrupt change till the PPP completes its term and vowing to take the conspirators head on. According to press reports you observed: Those who are talking about technocrat set-up were perhaps living in a fools paradise, as they do not know the PPP. The people have right to know who are these conspirators and why the government is not dealing with them. All does not seem to be well with relations between the judiciary and the executive. The Chief Justice has warned against flouting SC verdicts, to the extent of remarking that if defiance of SC orders continues the judiciary may have to consider closing down the courts. His statement at the opening ceremony of the new judicial year 2010-11 carries great significance: The Constitution gives power to the superior judiciary to intervene whenever any state organ exceeds its prescribed limits. Last but not the least an uncontrollable law and order situation might occur at the burial of Imran Farooq at Karachi, triggering a political crisis that most likely was discussed at the Friday Presidency meeting. Who knows better than you, Mr. President, that there are better ways to ward off these danger by adhering to the 18th Amendment and conducting the affairs of the state in a transparent manner. I thank you, Mr President, assuring you of my profound regards and highest esteem. The writer is the president of the Pakistan National Forum.