Politicians have failed this nation time and again, security is a too serious a matter to be left to the superfluous bureaucrats. Presently the federal ministry of interior and provincial home departments are administered by bureaucrats. NACTA is also headed by a bureaucrat and no security expert or professional is seen who can handle the sensitive matter of providing security to educational institutions, what about other soft targets like hospitals, recreational places and cultural sites? We do have retired officers from the armed forces and the police who are willing to assist the government in formulating and implementation security measures as volunteers and a Corp of security volunteers can also be formed from GHQ. Security experts may head NACTA, interior division and home departments.

ASGHAR MAHMOOD,

Islamabad, January 13.