While commuting daily to my office, I have seen many roads being reconstructed or repaired. The excruciating summer heat is making life miserable for people sitting in their air conditioned cars, and I wonder how just the poor labourers work in this heat. I was wondering why work was being done in June when a friend informed me that with the announcement of the budget is announced, the previous year’s financial allotment runs out, or is dissolved, and to utilize those funds extra work is done so that the funds can remain in the hands of the contractors and the officials get a hefty graft. Pakistan Zindabad, because we know all the short cuts to keep lining our pockets at the expense of the few honest tax payers in the country.

ARIFA NASEEM,

Lahore, June 8.