Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s remarks while talking to the press at the Bhutto mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bux on Sunday, do not bode well for the future. By saying that the party had made its stance known publicly, he made it clear that the new government would repeat the inaction which had led to the disqualification of Mr Gilani, to wit his failure to obey the Supreme Court’s order that he write a letter to the Swiss authorities for the re-institution of a corruption case against President Zardari. The removal of Mr Gilani has not removed the weight of that letter, with the Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing of the case later this week. With Raja Pervaiz almost daring the Supreme Court to remove him, one prays for cooler heads to prevail all round. It would not help stability for the country to have its Prime Ministers falling because of a letter. There is the worry of the PPP leadership losing sight of the fact that the Prime Minister of Pakistan will have to solve many problems that Mr Gilani had left in the midst, such as crippling inflation and crushing energy shortages, not to mention a declining law and order situation and a low ebb of relations with the US.