‘Haideri’s decisive vote’
THIS is apropos of A.Q. Anjum’s letter ‘Haideri’s decisive vote’ (May 22). There are two things that come to mind. First, the committee to propose the name for the CEC is itself apparently practising undemocratic means and partiality in electing its chairman.
As Mr Haideri has been quite vocal in criticising the government from time to time, how has he voted in favour of Mr Shah, unconditionally or without any public statement justifying his vote to Mr Shah? Now what expectation can people have when the name for CEC is proposed on merit?
A.Q. Anjum writes: “Now even religious parties are leaving the helpless people to suffer”. What does this sentence imply? Are religious parties the last hope to revive a democratic culture?
I believe it is the cult of religious parties that have caused more damage to the democratic process in Pakistan since the 1970s rather than the other political parties.
Many of these parties have been part of dictatorial regimes in Pakistan and the suffering that they have caused to the people
Therefore, we, as voters, must think above religious, ethnic, communal, sectarian, and familial affiliations.
GHULAM MURTAZA SANGRASI