A recent picture showed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Minister of Finance Naveed Qammar and PM's Adviser Ms Hina Rabbani Khar discussing something. Ms Khar is a very lucky lady blessed with extraordinary economic acumen. That is why she was in the team of former Prime Minster Shaukat Aziz and is now an Adviser on Finance in the present set up also. All three in the picture belong to the landed aristocracy of the country, which has been ruling it since inception. I am sure they have never faced hunger, poverty and deprivation. They have probably never walked numerous kilometers to attend their schools nor done hard labour for two square meals of the day. This is not a reference to these three but generally speaking, our feudal class is morally and intellectually bankrupt. They do not wish to alleviate poverty or illiteracy of the masses. Nor do they want rule of law, supremacy of the constitution and social justice for all. As long these feudal families are wielding political power, there is no hope for the common man. -ENGR S.T. HUSSAIN, Lahore Cantt., via e-mail, July 14.