PPP wasted a lot of time and energy to 'commemorate' July 5, the date of Zia-ul-Haq's martial law. It was termed as 'the Black Day'. But then, so many other 'black days' have come in the lives of the people of Pakistan. It would take nearly a 100 days or more each year to commemorate all those black days. Was it not a black day when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated? Or further back, when Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated? Or when Ayub Khan imposed martial law? Is it not a black day when a terrorist explodes himself to kill, maim and wound scores of innocent Pakistanis? Is it not a black day when riots break out in Karachi and the hub of country's economic activity is brought to a standstill? It is not wise to live in the 'blackness' of the past. In South Africa, they had set up a Truth & Reconciliation Commission that absorbed all back days. That nation had the grit and determination to forgive, forget and re-unite. That is how you tie up, lock and drown in the ocean all the black days of your life. Let's do that and look towards bright and sunny days of our future. Lets forget the past to bring out the best in us for the future. Let us not remember the worst that was done to this nation by dictators and despots. -DAWOOD SHAKIL, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, July 8.