This is to bring to the attention of the Pakistan government that the former president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf has been suffering from back problem and the doctors have advised him to seek treatment from abroad. In my humble opinion, the government should take a lenient view and allow him to go for treatment. If the government does so, it will reflect positively on those who run the government and especially the prime minister. This can be a one-time permission, on the condition that he returns to the country, after he has received the necessary treatment. It is hoped that due consideration will be given to this request.

SYED OVAIS AKHTAR,

Karachi, July 21.