It was amazing to hear that 23 of our lawmakers from Balochistan in the outgoing National Assembly did not utter a single word during its proceedings in the five years they had been its members. For a people’s representative to say nothing to improve the dreadful situation in the province is simply unimaginable? This shows that either these legislators were totally incompetent or not interested in the people who had elected them. In the upcoming elections all the party leaders should consider the previous record of their candidates while awarding them tickets. Pakistan does not need such deaf and dumb parliamentarian! We need people who care for this country and its people and what is happening here. These people have set a bad trend which needs to be changed. Scrutiny at the time of awarding the ticket will definitely improve performance.

ZAHID RASHID,

Azad Kashmir, March 19.