Prominent leader of the legal fraternity Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan recently met with COAS General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. There can be no objection to a common citizen meeting the army chief but the time of the meeting, at 02:00 AM. midnight, is rather startling. The lawyers, as well as other Pakistanis, are very concerned about the freedom of judiciary, which has been achieved after a long struggle and great sacrifice. Aitzaz Ahsan has indicated that he met the COAS merely as his Golf buddy. Lets pray for the freedom of judiciary and the democratic role of the institutions. Lets also pray that the long-awaited trial of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf is, indeed, held and Aitzaz Ahsan remains as committed to this cause as he had been in the recent past. Amen. -MUHAMMAD WASEEM ELAHI, Islamabad, via e-mail, July 31.