Canteen Services started functioning during the World War-II. Serving only the defence personnel and their families, they were run on the basis of no-profit-no-loss. The motto back then was quality and not quantity. They did a good job before the civil population also started using this facility and rush at the CSD started increasing. Now we hear that CSDs are open for all and sundry and the motto now has changed to quantity, not quality. A shop that shows profit in the books gets commendation from the high command. Previously our ladies could visit these shops without an escort. Now they are hesitant to go there because they don't wish to rub shoulders with all sorts of people coming in. We wonder why this change was allowed? -Col (Retd) R.M. AKHTAR, Lahore, April 3.