There is talk of reducing electricity cost for the city of Karachi. I don't understand why they would do that because Karachi is facing acute electricity shortage due to too many people stealing electricity and the authorities not being able to stop them. This just goes to show that in Pakistan if you are determined to swindle the government, no authority will try to stop you. Thieves prosper in this country. -SHAHRYAR KHAN BASEER, Peshawar, via e-mail, October 23.