There are a number of seats reserved for women in our Assemblies. Women are nominated to these seats, as a result women with influence get a chance to become members of the National Assembly. They do not come under the category of elected members and do not represent people of their areas. This negates the policy of democracy, ‘government’ of the people. Since it forms a part of the Constitution, there is a need to amend the Constitution in the interest of democracy. Nowhere in the world in a democratic states has this practice been followed. We must do away with it and elect women from their areas so that they can work at least to help the female population of the area.

M. AFZAL SADIQ,

Attock, March 10.