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india Updated: May 27, 2013 01:35 IST

Nawaz Sharif must rid Pakistan of its terror sanctuary tag
With reference to Vinod Sharma's article A man for all reasons (May 24), Nawaz Sharif has returned to power with a massive mandate to head Pakistan for the third term. One hopes that Sharif would chalk out a strong foreign policy with a major thrust on cementing the India-Pakistan relations. This should include restricting Pakistan from inciting trouble in Kashmir and curbing terror activities against India. Also, Pakistan needs to restore the normal flow of business with different countries. The task ahead is challenging and one wishes Sharif best of luck.
Jayant Mukherjee, Kolkata

I do not agree with Sharma's euphoric optimism that India-Pakistan relations will get a fresh impetus during Sharif's regime. Despite getting a good response from the public, Sharif has a lot to do to combat terrorism and establish peace within Pakistan. Moreover, Pakistan's military has always been the strongest opposition to the country's democracy as well as India's sovereignty. So it is still to be seen how strongly and fearlessly Sharif runs the government. New Delhi should remain cautious as Pakistan's growing proximity with China may not augur well for India.
Bhashika Sharma, via email

Time to bring the laws in place
With reference to the editorial A hostile side to trials (May 24), the Delhi High Court rightly initiated perjury proceedings against the witnesses who turned hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case. The government must revamp the witness protection programme as in many cases witnesses are threatened and are forced to change their statements under pressure.
Ashok Kumar, via email