The heart-rending sight of a weeping mother trying to sell her two toddlers in Hyderabad as she could not afford to feed them shows vividly the plight of a failed government in Sindh, just as elsewhere. Nobody, not even the co-chairman staying in Dubai, or the aging CM Sindh could hear the petition of the poor mother whose husband was in jail. Why can't the government look after the wives and children of those in jail? With their breadwinners gone, these women fall victim to abject poverty. Where is the slogan of roti, kapra aurmakan of PPP? -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore Cantt., via e-mail, July 24.