Agha Nasir has compiled the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz in his book 'Hum jeetay ji masroof rahe' in the context of the events taking place in the country. Writing about the military action in East Pakistan, he mentions the angry reaction in West Pakistan against the army, which he says "has a majority of Punjabis". This, unfortunately, is a comment repeated by many. The requirement for recruitment in the army is such that only the sturdier people, like the ones from Gujrat and Gujjar Khan, fit the bill. People from Sindh and Bengal generally do not as they are lacking in the required physique and martial traits. Is it fair to hold the army responsible for this peculiar problem of recruitment? On the other hand the East Pakistani fighter pilots made Pakistan proud in the 1965 war. -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, via e-mail, February 10.