After March 16th, 2009, the popularity graph of Mr. Nawaz Sharif has climbed so steeply that even the American print and electronic media have started taking him seriously. If an election is held in Punjab in the near future, PML-N will surely sweep it. Salman Taseer, in an interview with Kashif Abbasi, has hinted that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari may promulgate an ordinance pre-emptively stopping legislators from voting against their own parties. If that is true; it would politically bury PML-Q and PPP in Punjab. How? Keeping Nawaz Sharif's popularity in mind, the 32 MPAs of PML-Q may decide to resign and seek fresh elections from the platform of PML-N. After all, they have been calling themselves the Unionists and Nawaz Sharif would accept them with open arms. Their resignation will destroy the plan hatched by PPP and PML-Q, as the absence of 32 MPAs would mean the PPP and PML-Q coalition would not be able to reach the desired number even with the help of the remaining MPAs. Let us hope, the sane voice of the PM prevails in the crowd of political dwarfs surrounding Asif Ali Zardari and he lets the Governor and the Governor rule goes thereby providing PML-N an opportunity to form the government. -DR GHAYUR AYUB, London, UK, via e-mail, March 22.