ISLAMABAD - The fluid state of political affairs in the country, even after the coalition government has taken over the reins of power, appears to be nothing less than the replica of the ongoing energy crisis. Just as Pakistan's power sector lacks the capacity to meet the ever-growing demand for electricity, the Pakistan Democratic Alliance also seems to be powerless in addressing paramount issues of the nation, starting from that of the judges' restoration. Ironically, the onus in both the cases is also not being shared across the board. The affluent segments of the society, including the apex government quarters, are hardly subjected to the load shedding that has left the rest of the country in sheer darkness. Even the government departments directly attending the public, especially hospitals are also being deprived of the electricity and that too in the peak hours of outdoor patients treatment. On the other hand, the fancy lights and overwhelming streetlights in the federal capital every evening create an illuminated scene as if there was surplus power in the country. More than the opposition, the members of the ruling coalition were up on Friday in the National Assembly not only to undermine the 100-day plan introduced by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, but also to grill the government for delaying the judges' issue. None else but Ayaz Amir, a journalist turned politician of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), asked "why are not we getting over the constitutional issues to clear the way for addressing the public matters, including the power and the atta shortages?" He was unable to understand why the government was not moving forward for restoration of the judges. Amir was right in pointing out the judges' restoration as the key to address rest of the issues the country was faced with. He was the one who also questioned the disparity in sharing the burden of load shedding. "Let the Prime Minister see how it is to work under candle light for some time," he maintained. He was of the view that the conspiracy hatching is the industry of the federal capital and it should also face load shedding. Criticizing your own party leadership and uttering rhetoric was the name of the game in the National Assembly on Friday while it was supposed to debate the electricity shortage in the country. Even after a couple of hours of debate, hardly any pragmatic proposal or advice came from any of members who spoke on the matter during the session other than the grilling of the former or the present government for mishandling of the electricity. The euphoria emanating from the victory of the so-called democratic parties as against the ones being dubbed as pro-dictator forces is now feared to be subsiding with the new government's failure to establish and exercise its writ in letter and spirit. Not only that, the people on the street are now asking the one and only question, 'whether the judges be restored or not.' The parliamentarians, that too from the treasury benches, also asking the same question speaks volumes about the coalition government's inability to proceed on the issue that they had vowed to get on immediately after getting into power.