No bed of roses

Sir: The incoming government should first try to recover the huge amounts of unpaid electricity bills from industries in the country’s largest province (including, perhaps, the Sharif family’s own Ittefaq Foundries). I am sure this will go a long way to reduce the quantum of load shedding in the country. Later, the Punjab government can tackle electricity theft, which is responsible to a great extent for the current power crisis. However, it is doubtful if the new prime minister will alienate his party members by taking such radical measures.


Printed in Daily Times, May 19, 2013