Yesterday there was a ticker on Geo News about a 54% increase in the electricity rates. This saddened me a lot. I do not have the words to express my frustration. How are we, the middle and lower class people of this country, going to pay for this 'luxury', which at this rate, only the upper class people can afford? There are tears in my eyes while writing this letter. There are so many issues in our country now that the public does not know on which issue to agitate. May God save our homeland and bless its people. -ZEHRA BATOOL, Karachi, via e-mail, September 1.