This is in response to a news item titled Diverting gas to power sector published in daily The Nation of 07, May 2010 referring to impact of gas diversion from fertilizer plants to power generation units for 90 days. The figure quoted of production loss to fertilizer units, that of approximately 263 thousand tons of fertilizer, is not true because the gas being provided to fertilizer sector is through the feedstock earmarked for them. Whereas the gas cut is only from the power generation quota through alternate fuel. The aim of provision of gas to power sector is to increase electricity generation to reduce the ongoing energy crisis and give relief to domestic and commercial consumers of the country, and not to deliberately cause harm to production of the fertilizer sector. Or at least so says the Director Media & Public Relations of PEPCO. -MUBASHIR MAHMOOD, Karachi, May 7.