President Mohamed Nasheed, first democratically elected president of Maldives, widely credited with bringing democracy to the hideaway resort islands has resigned. In his outgoing speech he said “I resign because I am not a person who wishes to rule with the use of power. I believe that if the government were to remain in power it would require the use of force which would harm many citizens. I resign because I believe that if the government continues to stay in power, it is very likely that we may face foreign influences.” Hope our leaders will show similar morality one day.

DR. IRFAN ZAFAR,

Islamabad, February 16.