Reports in newspapers carry news about the helplessness of the ECP expressed by its honourable members. One reads, ‘Plan to nab thieves turned government against reforms: ECP members’. The other says, ‘Justice (retd) Khan says 100 per cent fair polls cannot be guaranteed in the absence of reforms’. Justice (retd) Kayani says ‘Government tears apart Reform Agenda.’

If the ECP cannot guarantee 100 percent fair and free elections or keep the corrupt and dishonest away from taking part in elections and considers the present rulers to be the cause of it all, then I think, the only honourable course of action left to them would be to resign en bloc from the commission. It will not only shake the very foundations of the corrupt rulers but send a very strong message all over the world!

COL RIAZ JAFRI (r),

Rawalpindi, March 10