Government has announced recently that power rates have been increased by Rs. 2.04 per unit i.e. roughly 20 per cent increase per unit would prove to be the last straw on the camels back. How on earth people would be able to pay such escalated rates of power? In fact Kalabagh dam if built could have provided power at even less than Rs. 2/- per unit cost which has not been the fate of people of Pakistan to avail such low cost power. People are silent observers like lambs being taken to slaughter house without any protest. The rulers of whatever hue they may be are squarely responsible for mass economic suicide of people and it is the responsibility of our superior judiciary to take the bull of astronomical rise in power rates by the horns and direct the rulers to post haste build the KBD before Pakistan implodes from inside. DR. MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, September 10.