Have you noticed 25-30% reduction in quantity of almost all packed things, specially edible and food items? This is occurring in those items, where weight is not declared on the label. Just as an example, take ice creams. The quantity has been reduced on stick or cup up to 30% or more. The prices are hiked by 100% or more and the quantity reduced by 30%. Who is suffering? The poor consumers. The government machinery, which in any case was never there, has no way to check this phenomenon. The poor consumer is suffering at the hands of these profit makers. Mismanagement is the order of the day, the governance and adherence to any law (paper law) is a dream now. Will not the commerce come to a grinding halt? We have to check it at some stage or else. -AMJAD HABIB MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, July 5.