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Pakistanis are caught between a rock and a hard place

The editorial A State on a slippery slope (Our Take, August 14) rightly stated that the authorities entrusted with the task of helping the flood victims in Pakistan failed to deliver.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2010 22:17 IST

Pakistanis are caught between a rock and a hard place

The editorial A State on a slippery slope (Our Take, August 14) rightly stated that the authorities entrusted with the task of helping the flood victims in Pakistan failed to deliver. The common man in Pakistan is at the mercy of the army and the government. Both have let him down with their false promises of development and policies that don’t benefit people. Numerous public protests, too, have failed to attract the Gilani government's attention to the problems that the nation faces.

Deepjot Singh, Ambala

Now deliver on the promises

Jagmohan in Grasp the nettle (August 13) rightly highlighted the inability of the Centre and the J&K government to handle the turmoil in the Valley. It’s true that granting special status to Kashmir was a bad move and its repercussions are evident today. Today, it’s become imperative to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. Also, it’s the duty of the prime minister to ensure that there are more employment opportunities for the Kashmiri youth and that public infrastructure is improved in the state, as he promised in his address at an all-party meeting recently.

Sudha Rani Wahal, Delhi

The horse has already bolted

The prime minister’s decision to personally oversee the Games preparations is a good and should have been taken earlier (PM, Gill to keep eye on Kalmadi, Games, August 14). With less than 50 days to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, almost all projects are running behind schedule. An early intervention by the PM would have saved crores of rupees and ensured that India’s reputation doesn’t take a beating. Now, after the Games, he should ensure that the corrupt officials are duly punished.

R.C. Mehta, via email