"Pakistan Khappay" said President Zardari one year ago after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. I think President forgot to say the next line; "...without electricity and gas". Adding insult to the injury of gas loadshedding, government has approved to increase rates of gas by 17% - a gift for the nation for 2009. The government had not planned upon providing for the shortfall in gas so it is now increasing rates to inhibit people from using too much of gas. People of Pakistan are already suffering the insufferable loadshedding of electricity that was ruining our textile industry. Gas loadshedding is now added to its woes. How would they be able to produce their orders by delivery dates? -MUDASSAR SHAHID, Lahore, via e-mail, January 1.