This power outage has driven the entire country off the rockers. Different business associations and people from different walks of life are now on the road, protesting at the high-headedness of the rulers. All we hear in reply is a small, absolutely senseless, statement made by some on-the-payroll politician, giving a baseless date and rationale. Will these statements satisfy public? Let me warn the Islamabad crowd that a countrywide rebellion is in the offing. These street agitations shook Ayub Khan and even people's ZAB. I am sure the present rulers are not stronger, or more embedded than these two. I also hope they have packed their bags en route to Dubai or wherever? The power outage thing has become a joke stretched too far. -AMJAD HABIB MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, July 20.