Pakistan has a lot of white elephants. Our police department is a white elephant. Our bureaucracy is a white elephant. The 'great WAPDA is a great white elephant. NAB is (or was) a white elephant too. So are our various ministries. The ministers who sit on top of them are even bigger white elephants. Then there are advisors of various kinds that are also some kind of white elephants, if you ask the public. To cut the story short, there is no end to the list of various species of white elephants that wander our land. While the grass under their feet, lets just symbolically take it to represent the people of Pakistan, is being mauled, the white beasts are having a rollicking good time. -SHAHJAHAN BILGRAMI, Karachi, October 24.