The incident of assassination of Governor Taseer by a constable of elite force must not be forgotten anytime soon. As a nation we have a history of making mistakes and forgetting them very soon. The incident should always be remembered as an eye opener for police personnel. It is imperative to have a strict security check before police force personnel are allotted to VIPs and VVIPs. The security of influential and politicians should be on the highest priority as they are vital assets of Pakistan but the common man must not be forgotten. The need of the hour is to sensitize the police personnel in such a manner that they do not mix emotions whilst on duty.Pakistan faces a time of turmoil and it is important to revive our national image as a tolerant nation. ALI HAMDANI, Texas, May 1