Statement of former President has been interpreted as threatening armed forces for dire consequences if they continued to act against his wishes, and widely debated in media. Some suggested action under Article 6.

Now, it is constitutional duty of the federal government and Parliament to protect the honour of the armed forces. If the statement is found derogatory to the armed forces, the former multi—billionaire President should be deprived of lifetime privileges, costing millions to poor taxpayers every year which should be spent on welfare of the poor.

M. AKRAM NIAZI,

Rawalpindi, July 21.