The Supreme Court has rightly asked Pepcos counsel why RPPs consuming gas as their fuel were installed when supply and demand gap in energy could have been bridged by increasing the generation capacity through the IPPs. Secondly, the court also expressed its ire over the launch of gas-run plants when there was not enough gas to make them functional. The Chief Justice remarked that the Asian Development Banks report on the energy crisis was a charge sheet against the government since it revealed serious irregularities by the authorities while setting up the RPPs inside the country. The proceedings once again prove that the reason why the RPPs were installed was because few errant individuals in the hierarchy of power wanted to make a quick buck. Sadly, the IPPs that had the capacity of generating 6876WM of electricity were simply ignored. It is little wonder that the gas shortage has been constantly intensifying and now our industry across the country particular Punjab is in its death throes. A group of traders in Lahore have warned that business activity in the city has been reduced to only 25 percent which should give the rulers sleepless nights. Faisalabad, which is the hub of the textile industry, has been hit hard. The foreign exchange earning from the export of the textile has likewise been seriously reduced. It is a shame that cut in CNG supply causes closure for filling stations for three days and stoppage of gas supply to industrial units has been increased to four days, which seems nothing short of deliberating playing havoc with the economy. Under circumstances of the sort, there is urgent need to complete the IP gas pipeline and restore full supply to the domestic as well as the industrial sector. In the meanwhile, Ogras suggestion to meet energy shortage is to switch from LNG to coal in order to generate inexpensive electricity, which should also be given attention. The Thar coal reserves must be tapped promptly. According to nuclear scientists, Samar Mubarakmand they are enough to last for 500 years. But when it comes to production of cheap electricity there is undoubtedly no project more doable than Kalabagh Dam which has been consigned to limbo merely because of its unnecessary politicisation. The federal government needs to pursue the aforementioned projects but at the same time it must utilise the full potential of the IPPs as well so that the dying industry can be saved.