The real voters in Pakistan are less than 12% in my opinion. Whenever I watch a TV show in which a politician from the PML-N is shouting about the mandate he got from the ‘awam’ I wonder what he is talking about. With serious charges of rigging and bogus voting after every election, what is left is amazing. The party leaders, except a few, are not much better than dictators, against whom any who may declare independent views faces dismissal. As such it is a misnomer to call the election results as reflection of ‘awam’. Unless and until drastic changes are not made in society, in the fields of education, health, the industry, and economic prosperity is not encouraged, we cannot expect genuine representation to emerge.

DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, June 30.