With reference to the editorial Walking the SEZ tightrope (September 27), in order to compete with China, we need to develop infrastructure. We should also create SEZs as investment-friendly areas, where multiple economic activities can be undertaken. These will help attract foreign investments, catapult exports and increase employment opportunities.
Apropos of Give them teeth, not fangs (September 28), Edmund Burke had once said, “The greater the powers, the more dangerous the abuse.” Police reforms should be such that neither absolute power is given to the police, nor are they hindered from performing their duties because of bureaucratic shackles. The Supreme Court’s suggestions must be kept in view and non-accountability coupled with unbridled corruption must be checked.
Pervez Musharraf’s mind is easily read through his book. It shows us the futility of entering into any negotiations with Pakistan. There was nothing honourable about Kargil, as Musharraf claims. Pakistan had disowned even their own dead soldiers.
Those who survived were able to return only because of the diplomacy of their erstwhile premier, who is now on the run.
President Musharraf has nothing new to offer Indians in his recently published book. He is merely repeating what his predecessors had said. He must remember that a Kashmir solution can only be reached through dialogues involving the Kashmiris themselves.
Saad Ullah Khan
The death sentence awarded to Mohd. Afzal for his involvement in the Parliament attack is justified. But for the alert security staff, the death toll could have been high.
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