I could not find the rationale behind the protest against the PPP and MQM reaching a consensus on the local government (LG) structure in Sindh. Is it a crime for two major political parties, who have 143 seats in the 167-member Sindh Assembly, to discuss and devise a local governance system for their province? Is it a crime to make city/town governments more viable, more resourceful and more responsible for the upkeep of their respective cities/towns? Why do people wrongly assume that the MQM will win the mayorship of Karachi, Hyderabad and the other three urban centres? We are living in a democratic era wherein whoever gets the majority takes over ownership, be it the PTI, PML-N, MQM or PPP. On the same lines, not long ago, the JI’s Naimat Ullah Khan served Karachi as a democratically-elected Mayor/Nazim of the city.In short, we need to see what is in the interests of the public. Should it be to strengthen the LG system to reap its benefits at grassroots level, or hand over the task of cities and towns’ development and operations to the bureaucracy? Even though no system is perfect, however, we need to criticise with an open mind; biased opinions help those who are always ready to create chaos as that is the only thing they can deliver!MASOOD KHAN, Jubail, September 20.