Democracy has been restored in our country after a very long time. Although the last government called itself a 'democratic' government but it was actually a puppet government totally controlled by a military dictator. All the decisions were taken in the President House and then the treasury benches and cabinet had to obey the orders. This so-called 'democracy' was replaced on February 18, 2008 by the wishes of the Pakistani people. The voters turn out was good and people gave a heavy mandate to PPP and PML (N). This showed their hatred towards the ruling PML-Q whose entire top brass lost their seats in the elections. -DAUD DURRANI, via e-mail, May 12.