I heard the Minister for Water and Power say during a TV show that loadshedding cannot be abolished, but it has been drastically reduced to 5 or 6 hours in cities and 8 hours in villages. I wish that the minister would at least stop misinforming the public, actually the loadshedding has escalated. The outages continue for 12 hours a day in district cities and much more in villages.

The nightly blackouts are especially troublesome because when the fans stop the mosquitoes attack and wake up the unfortunate people. To add to this atrocity the minister has declared a hefty increase in electricity price, our government has completely failed to stop electricity theft by its own large parts. Now everyone knows that the common man is paying for the luxuries the government officials have been enjoying.

This minister is an old Abdalian, and he studied from Cadet College Hasanabdal under a British Principle who always taught his students to speak the truth and do nothing but the good. I would like to request the power minister to revive the old spirit of his prestigious institute. After all what good is going to a good school and college when it is not reflected in one’s behaviour. Someone has to prove that there are still some good people left in the country.

NAEEM AHMAD,

Muzaffargarh, August 21.