Letters

PPP members should utilize every forum to push for their involvement in the picking of the presidential candidate

Dear Editor, Ralph Ramkarran stated in his letter in the SN online edition dated Sunday, January 2, 2011, `The Central Committee is the only constitutionally constituted body authorized to decide on the presidential candidate.’ I am of the opinion that the CC does not say anything about the CC being authorized to decide on the presidential candidate.

The Central Committee is the only body authorized in the PPP to decide on the presidential candidate

Dear Editor, Mr M Maxwell lacks comprehension. See his letter in SN of 31.12.2010 (‘Democratic centralism gets the last laugh’). I explained in my recent letter on the issue of a secret ballot for the choosing of the PPP presidential candidate by the Central Committee (which Mr Maxwell apparently confuses with the Executive Committee, a lower body which is elected by the Central Committee) that in all three previous decisions of the Central Committee there was only one nominee and each nominee, as is the practice in every organization, approved the nominee by acclamation without a vote (‘The PPP has always conducted contested elections by secret ballot’ SN, December 24, 2010).

UN vote is a hopeful sign

Dear Editor, The United Nations General Assembly voted on December 22 to restore the reference to sexual orientation in a resolution condemning extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions.