According to media reports, Ex-President Zardari and family will be celebrating Eid in Dubai while PM Nawaz Shariff and family will be celebrating it in Saudi Arabia. Although it is supposedly a private visit, the PM would be accompanied by his staff and supported by the embassy staff who will be paid by the poor taxpayers. All over the world, the leaders celebrate festivals in their official residences or home towns to show their love for their people. We must be the only country in the entire world whose leaders prefer to spend festivals abroad. but then I suppose they would like to celebrate festivals where their interests and properties are located. It is not difficult to understand why these countries interfere in our internal affairs and expect that we follow their dictates in foreign policy.

FAYYAZ UR REHMAN,

Islamabad, July 14.