It was surprising to read an advertisement by Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) asking people who are using their residences for commercial purposes to ‘regularize’ their electricity connections by converting those to commercial ones. To start with, it is illegal to use residential accommodations for commercial purposes, as per the Capital Development Authority (CDA) by laws.

By regularizing and converting the electric meters to commercial ones it is purely illegal and will give justification to the individuals involved in carrying out commercial activities in the residential areas. There seems to be a missing connection in our government institutes, creating a large empty space for so many illegal activities to be legalized. If they all cooperate and help each other in pointing out criminal acts and weeding them out of our society rather them stamping them with approval we may see a better Pakistan.

DR. IRFAN ZAFAR,

Islamabad, November 30.