Riding the tide of sympathetic public mandate PPP made a comeback to power and inherited an economy that was on the brink of collapse. Foreign reserves had plummeted to insufficient levels for international trade to take place. And added trouble was militancy. Instead of resolving the longstanding woes of the country the Zardari led PPP invested much of its political capital in preserving and accumulating the family's financial capital. Financial irregularities took place in every major government controlled institution.