Billions are spent on the armed forces, on the judiciary, on bureaucracy, LEA’s and other state institutions and pillars of state, but they have all failed to restore peace and order. They have completely failed to control or prevent corruption and misuse of funds and failed to ensure good governance in the country. We need to accept that our society as a whole is corrupt, whether state institutions or pillars of state or state owned or private enterprises and business houses – we are all corrupt. Singling out some persons or a particular government is thus not a fair.

At 72, I have yet to come across a judge or a policeman who can be called an upright citizen. What about all those who won the fraught elections? What about our ex-Chief Justice, ex-CEC and Afzal Khan and accomplices in thousands? Why has the law not taken its course? Why do we have to beg the PM or anyone else to resign?

I believe that the politicians are corrupt and incompetent; they have been and will always be so. Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Financial corruption at state level kills millions, spreads hunger, unemployment and many more evils. We all need to take action and stop crime, wherever it happens.

SHUJA R. KHAN,

Karachi, August 31.