Pakistan is fast becoming a failed state and there is no realisation of it by our leaders. I simply fail to understand why the MQM wants to have an All Parties Conference (APC) to safeguard the country. When all the issues are known and problems have been identified more than once through different forums, the idea of conducting another APC sounds ridiculous. It is tantamount to buying time and befooling people. It is time for action, for implementation, and for sound reasoning. Should one ask about the outcome of the previous APCs? What has happened to the resolutions passed in those conferences? The PML-N and the PTI have taken the right decision not to meet the delegation of the MQM concerning the APC. What would the MQM discuss in the APC? Would it be about Balochistan, about loadshedding, about terrorism, about extortion and killings in Karachi, about corruption in the corridors of power, or about the Haqqani network? These issues have been discussed, debated and deliberated umpteen times in different conferences on which millions of the taxpayers’ money have been spent. It is rather a matter of shame for the MQM that after almost four and a half years in power, they have not been able to bring even a semblance of peace in Karachi.TAHMINA ALI, Islamabad, August 3.