The Turkish Parliament did allow the American warplanes to fly over their territory in the Iraq war but only after billions of dollars were paid to them. This they did despite being a NATO ally. The sacrifices made in the war on terror by the people of Pakistan are far more than those made by the Turks. Our leaders have sold our people for peanuts. A hundred billion dollars would not be adequate to compensate for the sacrifices we have rendered. Our Parliament should stand up on its own too feet like the Turkish Parliament. -ZAHIRA AKRAM, Lahore, October 10.