This is with reference to a news item in The Nation, on January 2, about a French couple camping in the Rose and Jasmine Garden, Islamabad. The heading says future of tourism is bright in Pakistan but the story that follows reflects just the opposite. First of all we hardly get any tourists, except drug traffickers from Africa, in Pakistan for reasons known to all. Now that someone has bothered to come by chance, and is likely to act as a goodwill ambassador for us in the West, he is compelled to live in 'stone age', without electricity and hot water at this site earmarked for camping. Can't the PTDC supply these basic facilities to at least the tourists, especially as so much of electricity is being wasted on useless wedding decorations? -DR SHAHID QAYYUM, Lahore, via e-mail, January 2.