The latest display of a list in the electronic media about a large number of dignitaries from our civil and military elite having availed loans that were then written off in billions has come as a great shock to the citizens. The old Urdu saying, "all are naked in this bath" is heard oft to describe the outrage. The beneficiaries ought to hang their heads in shame for having so blatantly devoured the money of this poor nation in which may be about 50 million people live below the poverty line of a dollar-a-day. Our pernicious elite has shown that it has no fear of man and God and so deserves befitting punishments at the hands of our independent judiciary that has come to us as a blessing of Allah. -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, December 5.