Our three cricket national heroes namely Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir have been found guilty of corruption with heavy punishments resulting in banning them from playing cricket for 10 years, 07 years and 05 years respectively. Nonetheless, they have defamed the country internationally. Such acts are nothing less than treachery to the country and the nation. I suggest such cases must be treated with iron hand without any leniency. It was act of treachery and should be referred to the courts. Nevertheless, some influential people have always soft spots for such corrupt people who are bent upon defaming the country worldwide. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, February 6.