The difference between haves and have-nots is increasing day by day. Rise in prices of commodities of daily use is killing the public slowly. It has almost become impossible for people like us to survive and make ends meet. I belong to a middle class family but it is becoming difficult for even a family like us to make our monthly budget. Some time ago, most of our population used to live above the poverty line but now at least 70 percent of us are living below it. -ZEHRA BATOOL, Karachi, via e-mail, September 2.