Nepotism is the order of the day. In the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is ruled by Charsadda-oriented politicians. Charsadda is famous for sugarcane and there is a proverb, the more sugar you pour the more sweet it will be. This is why the Public Service Commission is not working since April 2008. Thousands of people serving on adhoc basis have been regularized while and cases of several other people are in the process. In Nov 2010, Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appointed 800 adhoc lecturers on the basis of nepotism and corruption. A number of people who passed the test and were deserving were not appointed because they could not deposit 6 months salary in the accounts of the concerned quarters. The advertisement it seemed was 'we give you one year contract on fifty-fifty basis. This is exactly what is called nepotism. BASHIR HUSSAIN AZAD, Chitral, November 2.