The Chief Election Commissioner has once again assured the public that he will hold a free and fair elections and this is probably the umpteenth assurance coming from him. What I am longing to hear from him at least once is that he will ensure that only honest politicians will be allowed to context the elections. What is the use of the elections, howsoever free and fair those may be if we have to elect from the same corrupt and dishonest lot of the politicians? Mr Justice CEC please assure us that only the unsoiled and honest contestants would be there for us to elect from as we do not want a comeback of the same rotten lot of politicians.

COL RIAZ JAFRI (r),

Rawalpindi, February 18.