December 1971 was a month that confirmed an old moral lesson “United you stand, divided you fall.” Dhaka fell that December, rigid political behavior and contest of personal egos had led to that debate. This was a national tragedy. December of 2014 is witnessing lock downs, blockades and political power contest all over the country. Instead of making new Pakistan we should mend the old one. It is time for the nation to learn from its past mistakes and instead of destruction, path of development should be adopted.

ISHRAT AKHTAR,

December 17.