Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has maintained it would not be in a position to provide electricity to 40,000 villages during the next 40 years. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arif Allauddin of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) during his presentation at Islamabad (Dec 31, 2010). He also discussed a plan to generate 900 megawatts of clean energy by using wind and sunlight. Two Prime Ministers i.e. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yousuf Raza Gilani referred to WAPDA as the white elephant. The WAPDA has remained synonymous with poor performance with high levels of corruption and mismanagement for the last 40 years. Further, three out of total four provinces have serious objections on its performance as it remained engaged in widening the gap between Punjab and the rest of three provinces i.e. Sindh, Balochistan and KP that was very dangerous for the solidarity of the country. KP Assembly had already passed unanimous resolution to shift the head office of WAPDA from Lahore to Peshawar but Islamabad is not ready to accept it. I appeal to the Prime Minister to reform WAPDA the white elephant immediately to ensure better future of the country and expedite use of alternate energy on priority basis. MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, January 7.