I was going through a news item stating an American newspaper that the then president General Pervez Musharraf used to give permission before each and every drone attack but after the so-called democratic government took over the Americans never felt any need to seek permission from the government. How unfortunate it is that the other countries don’t respect our political leadership. I never supported Musharraf regime yet I felt happy at least he had some sort of deterrence to save national interest. The present government unfortunately opened the doors of hundreds of Americans giving visas without any security clearance and the doors of drone attacks as well. Democratic government’s permissions’ opened the way for black waters and killing of many of the citizens by drones. Can this government claim to be the savior of the nation? Yes we need democracy in Pakistan but not the one we have these days.
S K AURAKZAI,
Peshawer, December 23.