NICL again

With reference to your editorial ‘NICL again’ (October 27), even if all your questions have answers, nothing can be done. Even if the Supreme Court takes action against the DG FIA and sentences him to a term in jail, the president has the power to pardon the convict (as he did in the case of ‘Doctor’ Rehman Malik). Moreover, Moonis Elahi is no ordinary man. His father and other Muslim League-Q leaders apparently joined the PPP-led coalition government – which needed them to secure the required number of legislators to survive – so they could ensure Elahi’s freedom.
It is also obvious that our illiterate voters will bring back the same people into power. No wonder democracy has failed in Pakistan. Unless our electorate comprises of educated people, there is no hope for the country.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The News, October 29, 2011