Hashim Abro in his letter ‘Brand new cars’ in the Nation of Apr 03 has said, if we are a developing nation where millions of people live in extreme poverty, why do our rulers and their like spend money on status symbols like expensive hand bags, expensive wrist watches, brand new cars etc. 

Even if these people stop buying these things the poor will remain poor, the real reason for their poverty being their joblessness due to decline of industry and agriculture, the two sectors of economy which can provide jobs to the poor. 

Industry needs mega quantities of power for its revival, agriculture needs mega quantities of water for its growth, quantities which only a mega dam can provide. 

ENGR KHURSHID ANWER,  

Lahore, April 4.