The news that an honest Principal of Aitchison College, Lahore, has been removed from service is disastrous for the future of this country. If we look at the countries of the World we find that only those nations are progressing which operate on the principles of merit in admissions to their educational institutions and in employment opportunities. The countries where merit has been thrown out of the window are getting poorer and poorer irrespective of the natural and other resource. The removed Principal is said to have made the admissions on merit as was his mandate. He is stated to have an excellent reputation throughout his career. I call upon the authorities concerned for the reinstatement of the Principal.

M. ABID AHMAD,

Lahore, August 10.