Europeans are known for their fair business practices, or at least that is what they preach, but it is evident that it is definitely not true when they do business in other countries. A good example exists here in Pakistan where ethics seem to be different for them. Many of the cellular phone companies are owned or backed by international companies. In Pakistan, they are not controlled by any ethics. As there is no authority, such as the Better Business Bureau in USA and Better Monitoring in Europe to keep an eye on business conduct. Most of the companies spend hefty amount on advertisements that are misleading and give a rosy picture far from reality. I was affected by such a commercial and spent a lot of money but got very little of the service that was promised. Most of the offers advertised do not give the results that are promised and the charges are also without the taxes and additional charges that are applied after you subscribe for a service.

MUSTAFA KHURRAM,

Lahore, October 12.