Committee upon committee is being formed while Rs.22 billion have vanished from PSM within a year under stewardship of the political appointee of the PPP government. Why should we accept such a 'democracy that only facilitates unchecked corruption and loot of our meager treasury? In place of this kleptocracy, we demand a meritocracy where prime qualification of the people is impeccable honesty. Is this too much to ask for? -SALMAN YUNUS, Lahore, October 24.