In the last one year of the party in power, whose manifesto has been Roti Kapra Aur Makan, the sugar prices have spiraled from Rs 25 to Rs 55 in the open market. This could never have happened if the PPP of late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was in power. The present regime is hostage to their own conflicts of interest in virtually every field. When more than six sugar mills in Sindh are owned by its leadership or their family, how can they expect not to be blamed for the price-hike? In Punjab, almost all the sugar mills are owned by politicians, be they from the PPP, PML-N, PML-Q or the PML-F. -SYED JAWAID HUSSAIN, Multan, via e-mail, August 25.