A renowned columnist has given the title of ‘deaf and dumb’ to 50 MPs and 108 MNAs of South and West Punjab who never utter a word for development of their constituencies but receive regular pay and perks. No wonder these areas are backward and poor, while their men and material resources are mostly utilized in development, industrialisation, modernisation of a few districts in North Punjab of ruling class, Lahore being the main beneficiary.

People from places like Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Bhakkar must go to Lahore or Rawalpindi or Islamabad for treatment of serious diseases, if they can afford to or mostly die slow death. I wonder why then they blame these backward and poor areas for being breeding ground for extremists? Will CM Punjab be kind enough to consider a suitable remedy?

M. AKRAM NIAZI,

Rawalpindi, April 29.