I am inclined to believe that our distinguished politicians are not aware of the ascending or descending order of priorities. There are certain things which are relatively more important than others .The fundamental management principle of “first things first” needs to followed rigidly for proficiency and better results. Putting less important matters above relatively more urgent issues is like putting the cart before the horse or calling the interior decorators instead of the fire fighters when the house is on fire. Mixing issues with non-issues has turned the principle of priorities upside down. I hope to explain my theory of priorities after September 18, the day which is likely to redraw and redefine the political character of Pakistan.

BASHIR MALIK,

Islamabad, August 28.