Security threat

With reference to your editorial “Security threat” (December 22). Sometimes it seems that we can never win the war against terrorists when we hear that the Sindh Chief Minister wants to buy another helicopter worth Rs. 1.6 billion for his personal use. Or when we see six police vehicles standing outside the houses of provincial ministers in Karachi’s DHA; and when we see police mobile vans with women and children shopping in Sunday Bazaar. If our leaders believe that the entire security budget should be spent only on protecting themselves and not the ordinary people, we may as well hand the country over to the Taliban.

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in DAWN, January 2, 2015