It is unfortunate that the ruling party of today has completely ignored or sidelined the basic norms of decency and started using every single institution as if it was their property. They have removed Quad-i-Azam's portraits from the Presidency and the Prime Minister House. Besides historical sites like "Liaqat Bagh" are also being renamed. This is indeed a cause for concern. -N.M. ABBASI, Lusaka, Zambia, via e-mail, July8 1.