Sir: The hapless people of Pakistan have seen their country looted and plundered without anyone being punished. Smugglers and those indulging in tax evasion display a strong contempt for the rule of law. We all know that many of our politicians have property in foreign countries, we know that quite a few of our parliamentarians are electricity and gas thieves, yet we do not have the will to take them to task. I hope that, along with Musharraf's trial, the government will take action against other major law-breakers, even if they are members the ruling party.

Printed in Daily Times, January 11, 2014