While the provincial civic bodies, LDA and LMC are busy decorating the major roads of Lahore, the roads in suburbs are a testament of the criminal negligence of the administration. About five hundred meters ahead of the motorway overhead bridge on Multan road; a metalled road, which leads to village Dina Nath, is submerged in slimy black water from an overflowing sewage drain. As if encroachment on the roadside was not troublesome enough, pedestrians and all those travelling on vehicles now have to wade through the sewerage water as well. The Punjab government has successfully managed to control dengue fever by eradicating the dengue mosquito in the parks and affluent areas of the city but the suburbs cry out for its attention.

IFTEKHAR A. KHAN,

Lahore, September 27.