The way sanctity of secret ballot for presidential election was violated by the honourable members of the NWFP Assembly, to say the least, was highly unbecoming. Some of these members are men of great political standing, so called scions and flag-bearers of the great Bacha Khan. For them to have behaved so churlishly, throwing all caution and morals to winds, openly showing their crossed ballot papers to the supervising PPP ministers, was highly unseemly. One hopes the 'reward' was really worth having to sell their consciences so openly, blatantly and shamelessly. -COL (Retd) RIAZ JAFRI, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, September 7.