When sugar prices were raised by 25 paisas to 50 paisas by Ayub Khan's junta, there was a lot of turmoil in the country. It was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who led the campaign for Ayub Khan's removal from office. Knowing this history, Bhutto gave top most priority to availability of essential items to the masses during his tenure in office. He laid the foundations of an infrastructure to make Pakistan self-sufficient in technology and it was during his tenure that work started on developing the nuclear deterrence. Bhutto appointed people of calibre and integrity like Nur Khan and Rafique Saigol to head PIA. The minimal qualifications for appointments in a state corporation were also raised during his tenure. Contrast the personality of this dynamic founder of the PPP with the current co- chairman who has recently stated that it is not within his jurisdiction to interfere in the sugar crisis. This, in his opinion, is responsibility of the PM and respective provincial governments. If that is the situation, in what capacity does he tour abroad, signing MOUs for various business ventures? Why is he directly involved in meeting with the cement and sugar cartel members if he has no responsibility of providing these products to the public? And how does he, then, justify his involvement in the Rental Power Projects (RPPs)? -NAZEER ABRO, Hyderabad, September 17.