I think the army officers have no idea at all of the civil administration. Their interference over the past 8-9 years in almost all institutions of the country has left us completely paralyzed. Retired and in-service army personnel have crippled us. There is not a single institution in the country, which is performing at par. Corruption, mismanagement, and inefficiency are their gifts to the nation. Thanks to President Musharraf, who made sure that an army officer is better off leaving the army, hordes of them have broken into civilian administration. But look at the damage that has caused to the nation. I am a management consultant and know what is business management. If army officers could serve as a panacea of all ills, then why do we have business schools? Why do we have civil administration? Let PMA be the centre of all learning and let all of us go there. -AMJAD HABIB MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, July 11.