Loadshedding for 10-12 hours daily is back upon us. The duration is increasing as weather starts to heat up. No lights, no fans, no accessories like fridge or TV, no power for running the farmers' tube-wells, no power to run the industry. That is the future. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. But the government seems oblivious to the suffering of the public and seems unfazed by even stalling of progress in agriculture and industry. That is because the palaces of our leaders are illuminated with light. It is time the loadshedding is shared and spread to all the high and low in the land. The President, Prime Minister, Governors and their respective aides and cabinets should all be given a piece of the pudding being served to the poor. Our rulers don't seem to care that India has blocked our rivers and there is no water in Mangla and Tarbela to run the generators. They are also not unduly bothered about the circular debt of billions for which government is the main culprit. The government has failed to pay the power production companies who are, thus, unable to buy fuel to run their plants. Has there been the slightest squeak from the government of Pakistan, against India for blocking our waters? Has there been the slightest effort to mobilize public opinion in favour of the Kalabagh dam and Bhasha dam or lay even the first brick? -DR ZAHEER ASGHAR KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, March 27.