Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, has said that she is a powerless minister and cannot even appoint or transfer a peon of her own will. May we ask the respected lady why she is drawing a hefty salary and enjoying all the perks of the minister-ship with almost no authority. On a similar note, don't take it to heart for the Prime Minister of the country is facing a similar situation under the all powerful office of the President.

DR. IRFAN ZAFAR,

Islamabad, April 6.