What is 360 million between the friends that a spate of letters have appeared in the press on ‘Senators blackmailing the government for voting for the 20th amendment’? Don’t we all know that these funds are for the developments to be carried out by the Senators in their respective Senates. Do the MNAs and the MPAs spend all the money they get on the development of their constituencies? How naïve we can be? Why don’t we accept it once for all that the people we elect (MNAs and MPAs) and the people in turn they elect (Senators) are there not to care for your and my health but to look after their own honourable selves and their most honourable and prodigious scions. Who says it promotes corruption at the legislative bodies level? This is pure democracy in the land of the pure. As simple as that!

COL. RIAZ JAFRI (RETD),

Rawalpindi, February 23.