Tolerance for the difference of opinion, faith and right to dissent is what democracy is all about. This self-assumed right to question the loyalties and patriotism of those, who while taking an oath to hold public office, pledged loyalty to Pakistan and its constitution must stop. We are a strange nation that is willing to allow individuals, who while pledging an Oath of Allegiance to another country, “absolutely and entirely renounce” their loyalty to Pakistan, yet are allowing them to hold elected public offices or be part of a technocratic setup. Giving the right to vote, to those who are not even on the registered voter’s list, while casting aspersions on the loyalty and patriotism of those who live in Pakistan and pay taxes etc. makes no sense.

MALIK TARIQ ALI,

Lahore.