The PM says Gen Musharraf is part of history now so we should forget about trying him for his misdeeds. PPP secretary information MNA Fauzia Wahab is also advancing the same line of argument. Expressing her views in a TV talk show the other day she said we should move forward rather than indulging in the useless pursuit of 'witch hunting'. In our country the incumbents are never accountable for their actions. If they are not tried for their shenanigans even after their ignominious exit, who will be held responsible for the endless miseries of our hapless public? Can anyone dispute the maxim that "elections without accountability are absolutely useless". -DR SHAHID QAYYUM, Lahore, via e-mail, November 3.