LAHORE - Alleging that wrong policies of the government were shaking peoples confidence in the democratic system, PML-N MNA Ahsan Iqbal said here on Monday that if rulers failed to show their commitment in resolving the problems identified by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in his recent letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, the opposition would requisition a session of the National Assembly to register its protest. At a news conference, he said his party would renew its pledge to strengthen democracy on Nov 25, the day on which the PML-N chief had returned to Pakistan after staying in exile for seven years in 2007. PML-N leaders Dr Saeed Elahi and Zaeem Qadri were also present. Assailing the government for its failures on all fronts, Ahsan Iqbal said MQM, JUI (F) and ANP should show the nation the agenda on the basis of which they were part of the coalition. In case they didnt, they would be taken as partners in all misdoings of the present setup, he emphasized. He said bad governance was bringing a bad name to the democratic system and since the rulers had not delivered people had started saying that Gen Musharrafs dictatorial era was better than the prevailing system. He said dictatorship could never be better than democracy, but failures of the present government had made the dictatorial era look better. Referring to the CDs played by a TV channel concerning the conviction of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, Ahsan Iqbal said if the PPP leadership felt aggrieved, it should have proceeded against the judge - Malik Muhammad Qayyum. But, he said, it was regrettable the present government was the strongest protector of the former judge. He recalled the PPP government retained Malik Qayyum as the attorney general till cases against the PPP leaders were withdrawn and the NRO was finalised. The PML-N leader said there were reports that the NIC chairman who was facing corruption charges and was being looked for by the FIA, was also being protected by the government. He alleged the government had failed in taking steps to eradicate corruption in the major state-controlled institutions and, contrary to the advice given by Mian Nawaz Sharif, was appointing cronies to head them. According to him the government wanted a toothless institution of accountability. He said PML-N wanted an institution that could go for across-the-board accountability, but the government had something else in mind. He did not agree with the argument that the government was not bringing the accountability bill because it wanted to take its allies along. Its a smokescreen. The government has not taken its allies into confidence on any important matter, he claimed. He criticised the government for trying to outcast the Transparency International. Ahsan Iqbal lost temper when a reporter pointed out that extensive coverage had already been given to the Mr Sharifs letter to the president. The PML-N leader said it appeared criticising the government was not liked by him. When the reporter insisted on his point of view, the PML-N leader stood up and offered his seat to him so that he could say what he liked.