Pakistan has been ranked 4th from the bottom in the 'global score card on the state of hunger' released by Action-Aid on the World Food Day. Unfortunate we have missed being first from the bottom despite 'heroic' efforts by our rulers to snatch away from us whatever food we were left with. Perhaps the government should seriously think of increasing the number of parasites i.e. Parliamentarians, Ministers, State Ministers, Advisers and Special Assistants with newer perks to ensure we do reach our targeted number one slot in this list in the years to come. -DR. IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, October 21.