This refers to Gen. (Retd) Mirza Aslams Beg's column: "Our coalitions responsibilities (The Nation, April 3). General Beg calls General Musharraf a US ally and like all other political analysts asks him to quit. He also appreciates the tough stance taken by Nawaz Sharif. While I would like to refrain from passing any comments on any of our politicians their past record is well-known I would like General Beg to kindly explain that what should be the role of the society if the Khalifa decides to side with the Kafirs? -MASHKOOR A. KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, April 4.