It has been repeatedly claimed by some politicians that by being jailed for their corrupt practices by the Government they served the cause of democracy, which is preposterous. The Chief democrat Quaid-i-Azam never went to jail because of his spotless character but even our worthy Prime Minister claimed that he went to jail because he gave jobs to people and would do the same again. Giving jobs as per rules and per merit is commendable but to give jobs simply on political concerns without observing rules and merit is downright criminal. Even the P.Ms son is accused of receiving a luxury car by the arrested former Minister of Religious Affairs, which has not registered a ripple at the P.Ms face. Where are we headed for when even being jailed is considered a qualification, which promotes the cause of democracy? DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, November 18.