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‘What a democracy!’

July 21, 2017


I WOULD like to draw attention to a letter by Mr Shaukat Ali Abro (July 17) on ‘What a democracy!’

What Mr. Abro is saying is that how people elected to parliament can ask another elected member to step down.

In any democratic country if a prime minister is accused of financial misconduct he steps down automatically till he is cleared of the charges. Here in Pakistan once elected, a person refuses to leave the chair come what may.

We ourselves are the greatest enemy of democracy. I have known only one person in Pakistan who said he would leave the chair if his son was proved guilty and that was Abdul Ghafoor Khan Hoti, NWFP Governor. He quit when his son was proved guilty by a court in the US.

Wg Cdr (retd) Ahmed Shah Jan
Peshawar Cantt

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2017